Access to Inspiration

by Sue Stockdale
Be inspired by people who may be unalike you. Host Sue Stockdale interviews a range of interesting people from around the world, enabling you to think bigger, transcend day to day challenges and see new possibilities.

90. Dr. James Kisia: Using mentorship to cultivate leadership in Africa

In the first of our series of guest-hosted episodes Racheal Wanjiku Kigame, Country Director, Help a Child Africa, who was a guest on episode 12 talks to her mentor Dr. James Kisia about using mentorship to cultivate leadership in Africa.They discuss: why leaders must listen and be curiouswhy mentors should '‘walk their talk’ if they want to encourage others to grow and developwhy there is a greater focus on localisation of NGO (non-government organisation) support today, to meet the needs …

Preview of Series 12

Sue Stockdale previews the guest-hosted episodes that will be featured in Series 12. They are:Dr. James Kisia talks to guest host Racheal Wanjiku Kigame from episode 12 about using mentorship to cultivate leadership in AfricaPierre Heistein talks to guest host Brendan Davis from episode 58 about recording the story of the Atuel RiverCori Myka talks to guest host Rob Lawrence from episode 42 about helping non-swimmers overcome fear of deep waterAndrew Freear talks to guest host Josh Wasserman from episode …

Bonus episode. John-David Bartoe: An astronaut going into space

During this month we are republishing some of our most popular episodes. Dr. John-David F. Bartoe is a retired astronaut and former Research Manager of the International Space Station. He has travelled over 2.8 million miles and logged over 190 hours in space. In this episode Dr Bartoe talks to Sue Stockdale about his experience as an astronaut, what it’s like to travel into space on the Space Shuttle to get into orbit, and some of the research developments that …

Bonus episode. Jennifer Wilde & Dan McClure: Systems Innovation

During December we are republishing a few of our most popular episodes. This week it's Jennifer Wilde & Dan McClure talking about Systems innovation. It was first broadcast on 26th Jan 2022 as episode 59. Jen and Dan explain how to reimagine systems when addressing big challenges, such as organisational change or the aftermath of a humanitarian disaster. They explain how to avoid overwhelm, why pictures or drawings can help bring clarity, and the four keys that can help people …

Bonus episode. Palwasha Siddiqi: A refugee's road to success

During December we are republishing a few of our most popular episodes. This week Sue Stockdale talks to Palwasha Siddiqi, whose early childhood experiences as a refugee shaped her interest in helping others to maximise their potential.Palwasha was born and raised between Afghanistan and Pakistan. When she was seven her family fled the civil war in Afghanistan and became refugees in Pakistan where they lived for over a decade. They moved back to Afghanistan after the American invasion in 2003 …

89. Alex van den Heever: The mindset of a wildlife tracker

Sue Stockdale talks to Alex van den Heever, a wildlife tracker and author who worked for many years at the famous Londolozi Game Reserve in South Africa. He served in numerous roles, as a safari guide, tracker and ultimately had full responsibility for the reserve’s environment. Alex describes the ancient skill of tracking and how it relates to modern day decision-making. He shares the five interrelated activities involved in the tracking process: finding the right track, following, anticipation, losing the …

88. Nic Parmaksizian: How to create an environment that encourages innovation

Global CEO of Designit, Nic Parmaksizian talks to Sue Stockdale about why he is passionate about creativity and innovation. Nic outlines how leaders can create environments that encourage innovation, and why ambidexterity is needed to be able to focus on both profitability today and tomorrow. An accomplished global business executive, Nic is known for his strategic, visionary thinking. His contagious entrepreneurial approach and humanity-centred work methodology have contributed to an impressive track record of industry-leading transformational change in the areas …

87. Dr. Sarah Gilchrist: Managing your sleep

Sue Stockdale talks to Dr. Sarah Gilchrist about the subject of sleep. With over 60% of the British population reporting that they have poor sleep quality, and an estimated 1 in 3 suffering from insomnia or sleep deprivation, it’s a topic that has a significant impact on our health and wellbeing.Dr. Sarah Gilchrist FBASES spent over 20 years working in the high-performance sport industry latterly as a Technical Lead for the English Institute of Sport and Senior Physiologist with British …

86. Tyrone Mathurin: Driven to succeed

Tyrone Mathurin talks to host Sue Stockdale about being a racing driver in Team BRIT, which aims to become the first ever all-disabled team to race in the Le Mans 24-hour endurance race – the most iconic endurance sportscar race in the world.Whilst riding his motorbike in 2005, Tyrone crashed which caused four nerves to be torn from his spinal cord. During surgery to reattach the nerves, doctors were unaware of a hematoma putting pressure onto his spinal cord and …

85. Myrtle Simpson: An adventurous life Part 2 - Rainforests

Legendary adventurer Myrtle Simpson talks to Sue Stockdale about her life in the second part of this interview (episode 84 featured her adventures on Ice and Mountains). Myrtle shares her recollections of how she lived for three months with a tribe in the rainforest in Surinam and more recently attended the COP 26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow.Simpson was awarded the Polar Medal in recognition of her arctic achievements, and National Geographic named Myrtle as one of four women …