Colin Tapscott Podcast Live

Colin TapscottColin Tapscott is someone I have known almost all my life and is a close friend of my family. I wanted to interview him for this podcast because he is a natural leader.

Having left college, Colin pursued a career in teaching and became a headteacher before he was 30. He has followed a successful career as a headteacher with establishing his own training business called Everyday Leader and he has his own book on leadership being published this year. In this podcast, we not only explore Colin’s professional career, but we find out about his teenage years and how his faith has influenced the choices and decisions he has made.

It was great to talk to Colin as he is easy to listen to and a really inspirational guy. I hope you enjoy our conversation too!

https://anchor.fm/rose-courteen/episodes/Colin-Tapscott-eg0lad

Sandra Hartley Podcast Live

Sandra HartleyThis is the first episode of series 2 in Talking Teenage Life.

From relocating from the country of her birth, to setting up her own Dance School business, Sandra Hartley has a fascinating story to tell. I have known Sandra since I was three, when she started teaching me ballet. It was amazing to get an idea of how she became the inspirational women she is today. Sandra talks about her time working in a circus and her passion of dance. She also explains the joy she gets from teaching 3 year olds to skip, through to helping her more advanced students pursue a career in dance. We think this is an insightful podcast to begin our new series.

You can listen to this podcast in the link below or on your usual podcast provider where you can subscribe to Talking Teenage Life and get notified when a new podcast gets released.

https://anchor.fm/rose-courteen/episodes/Sandra-Hartley-eeqd3p

Bridget McIntyre Podcast Live!

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In this podcast, the last of our first series, we interview Bridget McIntyre. From struggling at school to leading a large blue chip organisation to now having forming a social enterprise business, Bridget has a wealth of leadership experience.

We’re inspired by her “can do” attitude and Bridget provides some valuable advice on how to believe in yourself and to build self confidence.

*Our second series will be back in September when we will have more great conversations with another 10 inspiring guests.*

https://anchor.fm/rose-courteen/episodes/Bridget-McIntyre-e4i5dk

Matt Levett Podcast Live

 

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In a recent RE lesson, we all got the chance to imagine the questions we would want to ask a Christian. There were some great questions; what is heaven like? / if you pray for something will it happen? / what’s your favourite parable? / should you forgive everybody?

In this podcast, we put youth worker, Matt Levett, on the spot and get him to give his best responses to those questions

Matt is a larger than life character who only became a Christian because he fancied a girl who went to Church but has gone on to lead projects helping street kids in Guatemala for over 25 years.

In this podcast Matt and I really do try to understand what’s important in life and what isn’t. And he tells some great stories too!

https://anchor.fm/rose-courteen/episodes/Matt-Levett-e4dthb

 

 

 

Matt Prittchett Podcast Live!

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Imagine having to be funny everyday. Matt Prittchett is ‘Matt’ the Daily Telegraph’s cartoonist and everyday he has to produce a cartoon for the front page. He talks about the creative process that he goes through each day to get to the final version.

Matt talks about his family, his grandfather was one of the best short- story writers of the last century, his dad was a telegraph columnist and still helps out with the wording on his cartoons, and his sister is a comedy writer for sketches for Miranda and others.

Matt also talks about being invited to lunch at Buckingham Palace, receiving a letter from the Prime Minister and why he wanted England to lose in the semi- final of the World Cup in 2018.

https://anchor.fm/rose-courteen/episodes/Matt-Prittchett-e49hv2

Mel Menhams Podcast Live!

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From surviving being caught up in an earthquake whilst on a gap year, through to her personal crusade to combat the climate crisis, Mel’s story is a fascinating listen. She has now set up her own plastic- free pop up shop called Cupboard Love. Mel gives advice on how to help with cutting down single- use plastic, even if it’s just as little as getting a reusable water bottle. Listen to this episode to learn how Mel has turned her passion for the environment into a business.

You can listen to our podcast by logging into iTunes or Spotify and searching for “Talking Teenage Life” or you can click on the link here:

https://anchor.fm/rose-courteen/episodes/Podcast-with-Mel-Menhams-e4582j

Vicci Chalk Podcast Live!

Vicci ChalkIn this podcast Vicci and I talked about how her parents divorced at an early age and how she coped with having step-parents. We also talked about how she came out to her parents as a teenager and how difficult it was. Vicci then worked for her mum and step-dad’s business, listen to the podcast to find out how hard Vicci found it to tell her mum she wanted to pursue another career.

You can listen to our podcast by logging into iTunes or Spotify and searching for “Talking Teenage Life”  or you can click on the link here:

https://anchor.fm/rose-courteen/episodes/Vicci-Chalk-e40kd2

 

Stuart Dunn Podcast Live!

Having grown up in Shrewsbury, Stuart’s dream as a teenager was to be a football commentator on his home town team. Now in his 40’s he has commentated on over 1,000 games for Shrewsbury Town on Radio Shropshire. He has seen them promoted, relegated and play at Wembley three times. In this podcast we talk all things football, of course, but also about how you make your teenage dreams come true.

It was great to talk to Stuart and, having had a career as a journalist and in radio, he has a natural ease in front of the microphone.

I learnt a lot from him in our conversation which you can download here:

https://anchor.fm/rose-courteen/episodes/Stuart-Dunn-e3g6mt

 

Zoe Bolton Podcast Live

I’ve known Zoe for pretty much all my life and she is now about to embark on an adventure spending a year in Africa working with a Christian organisation called Hands at Work.

There is so much to admire about Zoe and you will find her interview fascinating and enlightening. We talk about faith, university choices and how to deal with your parents splitting up. Zoe is only just out of her teenage years and into her early twenties but she is very wise.

To listen to this podcast, either log onto iTunes and search for Talking Teenage Life, or click on the link below:

https://anchor.fm/rose-courteen/episodes/Zoe-Bolton-e3c08c

Helen Piddock-Jones Podcast Live

So we are officially launched!

You can listen to the first ever Talking Teenage Life podcast which has gone live today. We talk to Helen Piddock-Jones who went from being a barrister to becoming the Phantom Flan Flinger on children’s TV programme, Tiswas.

Here’s the link for you to listen …

https://anchor.fm/rose-courteen/episodes/Helen-Piddock-Jones-e33o59