Sarah Williams worked in the finance industry for 8 years before hitting a crisis point and realising she needed dramatic change. This led to her travelling through South America, climbing Kilimanjaro and setting up Tough Girl Challenges to inspire and motivate young women to have positive goals.
Nicola Noble wasn't sure how her adult life was going to play out, but having children - two of whom are autistic - led her to homeschooling, which she supplements with writing books and running craft businesses online. She is also a prepper - get rid of your image of Texan men with massive guns, her prepping style is far more accessible and, actually, tasty.
Dee Miller has worked in the States, Canada and Scotland before moving to Nottingham, England, and opening a bricks-and-mortar business: a co-working and events space.
Listen to her talk about the risks she took, the joys of co-working, and what she has in store for the project. Also, micro breweries and gin.
RJ Bayley explored a range of jobs from those related to the environment to working for an energy supplier. But his diagnosis of diabetes came with a double whammy of a massive worsening of his depression. Find out how that was partially what led him to a significant new career as a voice artist and how he got into narrating audiobooks and video games.
Linda calls herself a 'reformed interrupter', and her theories about thinking and how we can put ourselves in a position where we can get the most benefit from our thoughts are fascinating. We could all learn a lot from these ideas. A former therapist, she now works with corporations, charities and other organisations to help to create more suitable Thinking Environments.
In this fascinating first episode, I talk with Cathy O'Dowd, the first South African to climb Everest and the first woman to climb Everest from both sides. But, as you'll find out when you listen, her approach to her sport, and how she has turned it into a long-term opportunity to create a business running corporate training events, will show you that it's that's far from the only thing she is capable of.