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Leanne Hughes from the First Time Facilitator blog reveals all of her group facilitation, training and workshop tips and tricks so you can be ahead of the curve the next time you step out in front of a group.Discover how you can tweak elements of your facilitation style, or incorporate new techniques to engage your audience and leave with lasting impact (and 5-star feedback). Icebreakers, leadership, group interaction, preparation, games, conflict, props, flip-charts, delivery, voice, body l ...
 
Welcome to Free Time, your home for heart-based business. How can we earn twice as much in half the time, with joy and ease, while serving the highest good? Join Jenny Blake, author of Pivot and co-creator of Google's Career Guru, for conversations with authors, friends, and fellow business owners as we explore ways to free your mind, time, and team to do your best work. Subscribe now so you don’t miss an episode! If you're enjoying the show, the best way to thank us is by leaving a review : ...
 
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Free masterclass 16 June > Steal my Booked Out Facilitator framework to land repeatable workshop bookings This week, I'm continuing the momentum from last week's solo episode, and responding to a listener question about how to create momentum and drive word of mouth, so that you can book out more workshops. Here’s the question I received this week:…
 
Leanne Hughes is a brilliant, bright light in the world based in Brisbane, Australia. Along with her smarts and expertise, she truly embodies putting serendipity to work as a business strategy. You are going to love the origin story that launched her podcast, and how she has connected with some of the most well-known people in the speaking and cons…
 
I’m excited to release today’s chat with a friend who I met through my private Show.Up community last year. We haven’t spoken in 2021 until today’s conversation and I was just amazed and proud of the progress he (and his company) has made, it’s astonishing! Today’s guest is Paul McGregor from Business Lab. He’s based in NZ and is a Collaboration Br…
 
The poetic justice of Dave’s mission to help others focus is that it started as a clinical diagnosis of “off-the-charts” ADHD. He took that as a personal challenge and developed simple systems to help us all be more productive. You’re going to love his thoughts on reducing team interruptions, making room for your Most Valuable Activities (and why t…
 
What if landing a DREAM gig was a joyful experience? If you have your own training and facilitation business, or dreams of starting one up while you just try to survive your corporate job, today's bonus episode will provide a ton of inspiration for you. Prina Shah was brave to sign up for my little experiment, seeing if I could help others land mor…
 
Is it possible to test the emotional temperature of your virtual/workshop group? Today’s guest share her ideas, and fun ways of reinvigorating her virtual sessions. She’s an absolute rockstar and I cant wait to share her facilitation story and experiences on today’s episode. I met Nikki Bush when I was lucky enough to present a workshop for the Pro…
 
How can you justify a luxurious hotel stay in your own city? If you enter it with intention and clear outcomes, the real question becomes how can you not? Even if all you did was rest and recharge, that would be a priceless "win" enough. But workcations can also be powerful for shifting your energy, harnessing focus and flow, and generating your be…
 
Today is a solo, just in time episode, on something that I’ve probably been a bit shy in sharing. However, when I’ve been on listening tours, and spoken to you, and even now in my foundation round of my new online program, Booked Out Facilitator, it seems a common challenge I hear is that it’s really hard to decide (and then define) what you actual…
 
"Time is the new wealth." Hallelujah, I couldn't agree more! Lee LeFever is a powerful voice of reason for business owners who want to stay agile and delightfully tiny in terms of overhead, but still lean on smart, scalable streams of revenue to free up time. Listen in for his approach to licensing IP, navigating platform risk, and saying no to ser…
 
What I love about my conversation with today’s guest is his knack and ability for jumping in, trying things, being open for the possibilities. I think that’s an incredibly important facilitator skill and he demonstrates it, not only with the way he runs his business and facilitates workshops, but his life as well! My guest today is Jimbo Clark from…
 
After four years of writing to the White House during Liz Brunner's news anchor days, they finally said yes: to a three minute interview with President Obama. Although she spent her entire career building toward such a moment, you will hear how Liz tackled the opportunity with humor and grace. As she reminds us during this conversation, "Our voices…
 
This week we spoke to Dr Ben Sessa about his fascinating research using psychedelic drugs and psychotherapy to treat mental health problems. Ben also talks about the exciting, soon to be opened, Awakn clinics. The use of Psychedelic drugs will undoubtedly be scrutinized and quickly associated with recreational street drugs. However, Ben states the …
 
Building a training business! We think we need to do all those things like cold call people, have the best one-liners, be on social media all of the time. Mark Garrett Hayes is my guest today and he shares that there are other ways you can build your training business, which doesn’t rely on what we traditionally think we should do. Mark is the foun…
 
Don't make the same mistake I did for a big launch day on a creative project: nothing! Why we should take a page from Oprah who says, "Celebrate what you want to see more of." 📘 Books Mentioned: Pivot, The Bliss Engine 🎙 Related Episodes: 135: The Bliss Engine with Jim Blake (aka Daddy-O!), 196: Agile Public Original Thinking 💌 Subscribe to the Tim…
 
This week, we’re talking about a topic that isn’t really talked about, and today’s guest is on a mission to change that. (A quick heads up if you’re listening, in this episode we’re talking about suicide, and how to starting a conversation if you’re worried about someone). My guest is Rose Allett, and she is the face behind Start the Conversation. …
 
In this episode of Technical Healing we welcome Hannah Wiltshire who is a volunteer at Suicide Prevention Bristol. Following on from the Technical Healing raffle to raise a donation for SPB, we reached out to the charity to find out more about their incredible work. Hannah was kind enough to join us to answer our questions. It was such a pleasure t…
 
How many people can say they’ve never worked for anyone else? Selling eggs door-to-door at 14 years old began a lifetime of self-employment. Jeffrey Shaw is a TEDx speaker, host of The Self Employed Life Podcast with over a million downloads, author of LINGO: Discover Your Ideal Customer’s Secret Language and Make Your Business Irresistible and his…
 
This week we’re focusing on two of my favourite things, that I mention on this podcast over and over again (aren’t you lucky!): Unpredictability and Contrast. My guest today, Johnny Quinn from Audience Alive, epitomises both. This is a masterclass episode in how to do things differently in your workshops. I’m not saying that lightly either, literal…
 
Josh Kaufman is a longtime friendtor who I admire for his streamlined approach to running his business in a way that supports family life and creative solitude. His research focuses on business, entrepreneurship, skill acquisition, productivity, creativity, applied psychology, and practical wisdom. His books have sold over a million copies worldwid…
 
My guest today threw a crazy stat at me in this conversation: 99% of employees want feedback, however 75% of managers don’t like giving feedback. I feel like if you could talk about some of the challenges that are faced in organisations today, you could relate it back to this one statistic. Toady we’re talking about feedback and I’m joined by Beth …
 
Sarah Apgar burst into the Shark Tank and rode out on a tidal wave, earning nearly a million dollars in revenue during the month following her successful pitch. I was awed watching her gracefully throw her signature Steelhouse into the air while seamlessly delivering a two-minute opening pitch, in a fabulous red jumper to boot. Robert Herjavec capt…
 
Today, you’ll hear from a guest with tremendous presence (and a matching tremendous voice!). We all know stories are important, but what’s the best way of eliciting those stories from our workshop participants? My guest today is David Pullan, co-founder of The Story Spotters. In this conversation, David shares pragmatic details on questions and x-f…
 
John Lee Dumas (JLD) is the founder and host of the award-winning podcast, Entrepreneurs on Fire. Past guests include Tony Robbins, Barbara Corcoran, and Gary Vaynerchuk, with over 1 million monthly listens of his 3,000+ episodes, His new book is The Common Path to Uncommon Success: A Roadmap to Financial Freedom and Fulfillment. ❤️ Enjoying the sh…
 
This weeks episode has been taken over by Petra Klamova and Dayana Soroko. Dayana and Petra are students at the University of Bristol and are also members of the Bristol University Sustainability Team (BUST). BUST are dedicated to tackling sustainability issues through action and education in Bristol. Petra and Dayana are undertaking a project abou…
 
Ooh - how’s this for a first time? It’s the first time we’ve had an L&D detective on the show and he’s here to answer the #1 question that plays on all of our (and our clients’ minds): “How can we measure the results, and the ROI of our workshops?” Known in the global learning and development (L&D) community as “the L&D detective,” Kevin M. Yates a…
 
Patrick Sullivan joins Technical Healing to discuss his personal experiences of mental health and well-being, techniques that have helped him, and his involvement and commitment with Talk Club. Talk Club was created after one of our Founders, Ben Akers, lost his childhood best friend, Steve Yates, to suicide in 2014. Struggling to process his grief…
 
For the first time this month after six years of podcasting, you may notice something new: ads. This week I’m sharing my behind-the-business logic on “going pro,” with ads as one piece of my strategy. That way I can dedicate more time and energy to this show, creating the best possible content for all of you! In this episode, I share why I switched…
 
Your workshops are amazing: So amazing that you’ve been asked to share your expertise in a keynote presentation! How do you convert your interactive group content, to something that can be delivered from the stage in front of hundreds of people? That’s the topic I explore today, where I share actionable tips on how I prepare for a keynote speech. S…
 
It’s the soap with unforgettable packaging: tiny print with big messages. That’s Dr. Bronner’s — a company that instantly captivated me with their 6 Cosmic Principles centered around the idea of “All-One.” Their “Cosmic Principles define our most important relationships, and guide us in everything we do, from soap-making to peacemaking.” Check out …
 
Brian Miller is a magician turned author, speaker, and consultant on human connection. He works with organizations who believe everyone deserves to feel heard, understood, and valued. He also works with executives, thought leaders, and business owners to get “TED-Ready” in his high level speaking program Conquer the Red Dot. Brian’s TEDx talk “How …
 
Energy is the most important thing when it comes to your workshops, and I discovered this nice and early when I geeked out on an energetic conversation with today’s guest, Dana James-Edwards. This is a #bestof episode - I spoke to Dana back in 2018, when she called herself “Dana the Trainer”. Through a series of pivots and discovering her passion, …
 
For so many of us, growth is not our driving metric. There are 30 million small business owners in the U.S. who have no full-time employees. We are deliberately keeping operations small to optimize instead for sanity, freedom, and abundance. Elaine has spent the last several years studying the “Olympic athletes of one-person million-dollar business…
 
Professor Hugh Brady is the Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Bristol. Will & Charlotte felt honoured to chat to Hugh and were fascinated by the story of his incredible career, having triplet boys, his scope and focus on driving the University forward, the relationship between the university and the city of Bristol, and the importa…
 
Wouldn't it be cool if you could say to your client: "We'll practise those skills at Sir Elton John's Oscars party!". Today's guest has done that :) Here's one of my #bestof episodes! I'm in deep work mode, working up a new program and busy attempting to pick my own brain. My guest today is Steve Sims and he runs the coolest workshops I’ve ever hea…
 
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