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Learning Journeys Ep 22:From fear of capsizing to Paralympic champion - the only thing I can’t do is give you a thumbs up!

Learning Journeys Ep 22:From fear of capsizing to Paralympic champion - the only thing I can’t do is give you a thumbs up!

June 28, 2021

In this episode of the Learning Journeys Podcast, we are joined by double Paralympic medallist and Paralympic Champion sailor, Helena Lucas MBE.   In this honest, inspiring, hilarious and energising conversation, Helena shares her journey from crying her eyes out in the boat through to campaigning for the Olympic games, the unexpected shift to Paralympic sailing, discovering the winning formula and mindset, as well the literal and metaphorical plastic bags along the way.

This is an incredible story from an outstanding athlete so grab a notebook, pen and coffee and enjoy!

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Learning Journeys Ep 21: What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?

Learning Journeys Ep 21: What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?

June 14, 2021

In this episode of the Learning Journeys Podcast, we jump into our next 'thinking out loud' episode where podcast host, Doug MacDonald shares his thoughts and reflections on a particular area, offering his experiences and knowledge, and most importantly thinking out loud.  In this episode, off the back of Doug's epic adventure on the Isle of Skye, we ask the question what would you do if you knew you couldn't fail or what’s worth doing even if you fail?  We consider what may lie behind our fear of trying something difficult or scary, the difference between risk and consequence, and how we might learn to embrace the vulnerability of failure rather than avoiding it.

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Learning Journeys Ep 20: Learnings from 5 Olympic Games - Redefining Success

Learning Journeys Ep 20: Learnings from 5 Olympic Games - Redefining Success

May 10, 2021

In this special episode of the Learning Journeys Podcast, we are joined by 5 time Olympian, 4 time World Champion and 3 time Olympic Silver medallist, Frances Houghton MBEFrances was the first British woman to be selected for five Olympic Games in rowing, and only the fifth woman in any sport to achieve this mark for Team GB.  In this honest, insightful, heart-breaking and inspiring conversation, Frances shares her journey from first stepping into a boat through her 3 very different Olympic Silver medals, burnout and learning to redefine what success looked and felt like.

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Learning Journeys Ep 19: Not all classrooms have 4 walls

Learning Journeys Ep 19: Not all classrooms have 4 walls

April 26, 2021

In this episode of the Learning Journeys Podcast, we jump into our next 'thinking out loud' episode where podcast host, Doug MacDonald shares his thoughts and reflections on a particular area, offering his experiences and knowledge, and most importantly thinking out loud.  In this episode, we think about creating powerful learning experiences through outdoor environments.  We consider the power of outdoor learning environments, redefining the 'classroom' and reimagining 'traditional' learning for the outdoor classroom.

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Learning Journeys Ep 18: Learning from a professional climber - anything is possible if you try hard enough

Learning Journeys Ep 18: Learning from a professional climber - anything is possible if you try hard enough

April 12, 2021

In this episode of the Learning Journeys Podcast, we are joined by professional climber, Robbie Phillips.  Robbie shares his journey from trying out climbing for the first time through to representing Great Britain internationally in competitions to his life climbing hard and scary outdoor routes around the world.  We chat about his sketchy early years, the factors that underpin success in climbing projects and the mental health solace that climbing has brought him in lockdown.  Creative, unpredictable, heart-breaking, enthusiastic and passionate all rolled into one - well worth a listen!

Please note that this episode was recorded before the sad passing of HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.  At times, Robbie and I share our experiences from the Duke of Edinburgh's scheme which was so positive and influential in our development.

You can check out Robbie's brilliant youtube channel here to follow his updates.

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Learning Journeys Ep 17: Looking after the people who look after the people

Learning Journeys Ep 17: Looking after the people who look after the people

March 29, 2021

In this episode of the Learning Journeys Podcast, we jump into our next 'thinking out loud' episode where podcast host, Doug MacDonald shares his thoughts and reflections on a particular area, offering his experiences and knowledge, and most importantly thinking out loud.  In this episode, we ask the question: who looks after the people who look after the people?  We firstly consider how we look after ourselves before trying to help others, how we can use and be part of communities of learning and support, and what we can do to better connect with others when they need us most.

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Learning Journeys Ep 16: What can be done with the power of sport

Learning Journeys Ep 16: What can be done with the power of sport

March 15, 2021

In this episode of the Learning Journeys Podcast, we are joined by former World and European Champion rower and now Prisoners Manager for a brilliant programme called Boats not Bars, Imogen Walsh.  Imogen shares her journey from messing about in boats through to her unusual entry to the GB rowing programme, becoming World and European Champion, the disappointment of missing out on Rio 2016 and the journey after that doing international development work and now leading a programme supporting ex-prisoners through the power of sport.  Funny, heart-breaking, uplifting and inspiring - well worth a listen!

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Learning Journeys Ep 15: Connecting the seemingly unconnected - exploring creativity

Learning Journeys Ep 15: Connecting the seemingly unconnected - exploring creativity

March 1, 2021

In this episode of the Learning Journeys Podcast, we jump into our next 'thinking out loud' episode where podcast host, Doug MacDonald shares his thoughts and reflections on a particular area, offering his experiences and knowledge, and most importantly thinking out loud.  In this episode, we explore creativity: what it is, why I don't think we can talk about creativity without talking about vulnerability, creativity and innovation, why we might want to invest in creativity and the link between creativity and connection. Finally we think about how we can use creativity to help those we work, learn and live with.

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Learning Journeys Ep 14: You’re not in the cricket game, you’re in the people game

Learning Journeys Ep 14: You’re not in the cricket game, you’re in the people game

February 15, 2021

In this episode of the Learning Journeys Podcast, we are joined by Australian coach and coach developer, Ashley Ross.  Ash shares his journey growing up playing every sport he could, the life-changing accident and his incredible coaching journey leading to coaching the New Zealand national team to world-level success.  He reflects on his journey, the art of coaching, learning to be a good learner, skilfully using creativity and how to engage learners to get the best out of them.

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Learning Journeys Ep 13: I get you - exploring empathy

Learning Journeys Ep 13: I get you - exploring empathy

February 1, 2021

In this episode of the Learning Journeys Podcast, we jump into our first 'thinking out loud' episode where podcast host, Doug MacDonald shares his thoughts and reflections on a particular area, offering his experiences and knowledge, and most importantly thinking out loud.  In this episode, we explore empathy: what it is, the difference between sympathy and empathy, what empathy really means and how we can use it to help those we work, learn and live with.

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Learning Journeys Ep 12: Hope Gordon - No Limbits

Learning Journeys Ep 12: Hope Gordon - No Limbits

January 18, 2021

In this first episode of season 2 of the Learning Journeys Podcast, we are joined by GB Paracanoe athlete, Hope Gordon.  Growing up in Sutherland in the far North of Scotland, one day Hope got a sore leg.  In this incredible episode Hope tells her story of what happened next from fighting to get the best medical care to pursuing her dreams of racing for Team GB at the Paralympic Games.  Listen in to hear the story of Hope's journey so far as she looks ahead to trying to qualify for the Tokyo 2021 and Paris 2024 Paralympic Games.

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Learning Journeys Ep 11: Special Episode - Biggest Learning from 2020 from our Season 1 guests…

Learning Journeys Ep 11: Special Episode - Biggest Learning from 2020 from our Season 1 guests…

December 21, 2020

It's been quite a year!  So what's been your biggest learning or learning moment of 2020?  We asked our ten season 1 guests this exact question and put them into one fantastic episode.  Notebooks at the ready for their incredible learning reflections from a tumultuous year.  Thanks for listening and see you in 2021.

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Learning Journeys Ep 10: Somerset, Sydney and Significant Others- a balloon ride through coaching

Learning Journeys Ep 10: Somerset, Sydney and Significant Others- a balloon ride through coaching

November 23, 2020

In this episode of the Learning Journeys Podcast, we are joined by creative maverick coach educator, Richard Cheetham MBE. Richard shares the journey from riding his bike to ice cream mountain in Somerset, through adventures across the world, always teaching, learning and helping others.  From heartache to hilarity, Richard candidly shares his journey, the lessons learned, where his insatiable appetite for learning and creativity comes from and how we can all get closer to the experience of those we're trying to help.

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Learning Journeys Ep 9: Everyone’s got gold within them from their journeys

Learning Journeys Ep 9: Everyone’s got gold within them from their journeys

November 9, 2020

In this episode of the Learning Journeys Podcast, we are joined by former international basketball player and now UK Coaching coach developer, Jen Coady. Her journey started out in competitive Irish dancing before moving into swimming and basketball where she reflects on her experiences of being coached in three very different environments. Now working in Olympic and professional sports, Jen reflects on the lessons she learned along on the way and how she lives those experiences every day with the people she now supports.

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Learning Journeys Ep 8: A lifetime in learning

Learning Journeys Ep 8: A lifetime in learning

October 26, 2020

In this episode of the Learning Journeys Podcast, we are joined by Bob Easson. Something of a legend within the coaching community, Bob has had an incredible career as a PE teacher, professional rugby coach, high performance manager, coach mentor and developer.  In the podcast Bob shares his amazing journey and wisdom from a lifetime of developing other people so not to be missed!

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Learning Journeys Ep 7: There’s no one pathway to success

Learning Journeys Ep 7: There’s no one pathway to success

October 12, 2020

In this episode of the Learning Journeys Podcast, we are joined by former international rugby player, Sarah Monaghan. Sarah has the unique experience of representing GB in a rugby league world cup before switching codes and representing Scotland in rugby union in 7s & 15s. Drawing on her unique journey, Sarah shares insights for better supporting the development of young players.

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Learning Journeys Ep 6: Captivated by sport - from swimming to radio DJ and back again

Learning Journeys Ep 6: Captivated by sport - from swimming to radio DJ and back again

September 28, 2020

In this special episode of the Learning Journeys Podcast, we are joined by PR professional and former radio DJ, Colin Kelly. Hugely passionate about sport and particularly swimming, Colin has had a varied career in media including work on Clyde 1, the BBC and Real Radio. Now specialising in training others, Colin shares his experiences and how business and sport can learn from each other.

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Learning Journeys Ep 5: Collaborative Learning - “If you don’t have a crew it’s no fun to go shred”

Learning Journeys Ep 5: Collaborative Learning - “If you don’t have a crew it’s no fun to go shred”

September 14, 2020

In this episode of the Learning Journeys Podcast, we are joined by Olympic Snowboarder, coach and coach developer, Lesley McKenna.  In this honest, poignant and thought-provoking conversation, Lesley shares her journey from learning to ski, through to world cup wins, 3 Olympic games, loss, coaching and learning about learning.

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Learning Journeys Ep 4: Every step we made was a jump into the unknown

Learning Journeys Ep 4: Every step we made was a jump into the unknown

August 31, 2020

In this episode of the Learning Journeys Podcast, we are joined by Snowsport Scotland's National Cross-Country Ski Coach, Alex Standen. Alex had an incredible career as an international skier before doing his apprenticeship as a performance coach.  In the podcast Alex shares his journey and in particular the transition from athlete to coach and earning respect from those he used to train and race with.

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Learning Journeys Ep 3: From athlete to coach - “maximising potential in myself and others”

Learning Journeys Ep 3: From athlete to coach - “maximising potential in myself and others”

August 17, 2020

In this episode of the Learning Journeys Podcast, we are joined by former international athlete & coach, counsellor, consultant and adjunct of Hult Ashridge Executive Education, Jo Hopkins.  Jo's had an incredible career so far and in this podcast shares her learning journey and lessons learned along the way.  In particular she asks the question "what could I do to help someone to flourish?"

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