It's been an interesting last couple of decades for Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club to say the least. They fell to the basement division, had plenty of stadium drama and now find themselves an established Premier League team. In this week's This is Moneyball podcast, assistant editor Lee Boyce and broadcaster Georgie Frost are joined by the Seagulls chief executive Paul Barber, who previously worked with the FA and Tottenham Hotspur. He's been at the club since 2012 and gives the rundown of his day-to-day job and how the role has evolved. There is insight as to why the club has been 'scouting' managers for years, before recently appointing Graham Potter, who has a master's degree in leadership and emotional intelligence. He also gives his views on money in the game and why it is a good thing, the 'fit and proper' persons test for chairmen – and how his ingenious plan to give away replica shirts to seven year-old fans is reaping dividends as the Seaside-club goes global.
Adam talks to Ullis Karlsson a soul coach and spiritual healer about the impact that stress and burnout can have in modern day living. Ullis explains that Sweden like many western countries have long working hours and high levels of stress which can lead to self destructive behaviour such as alcohol and drug dependency. Ullis explains that by using techniques that utilise the breathe and breathing styles it can create a sense of wellbeing. Ullis talks about psychological, physical and emotional stress and how using yoga as a therapeutic approach can create massive changes to energy levels, stress levels and overall health and happiness.
Adam talks to Jenny Lynne Sessions known also as Jennix, about her journey from a life threatening car crash to becoming a healer. Jennix talks about her experiences working with shamans and healers from different cultures to enable her to help people create change at a spiritual level. Jennix talks on stages to seasoned business people and explains that those in business are remarkably open minded about non-western approaches to changing energy to access resourceful states that can help anyone move from a trauma to find their own treasure.
New research from the Mental Health Foundation has revealed that millions of teenagers in Britain worry about their body image. Friends and social media seem to be causing teenagers to worry or feel ashamed about their bodies; leading more than a third to develop a negative relationship with food. In this episode, Adam Cox talks to Dr Antonis Kousoulis, Director at The Mental Health Foundation, and Frances Shillito, an eating disorders advisor, to find out more - and to find out what it is that parents and schools should be doing to help.
Adam talks to Dr. Magdalena Baciu about how to unlock the resourceful state of the super consciousness. Magdalena explains the difference between the conscious mind, the unconscious and the super-conscious. Many people have experienced the super-conscious in the form of intuition, inspiration or a “Eureka” moment; but often as a by-product of other thoughts, rather than through deliberate effort. Magdalena explains that perspective is required to create the mental space needed for the super-conscious to do what it does best, and offers tips on how to activate more of your super-conscious mind. She also touches on alchemy and how we can take negative experiences and turn them into something valuable.
Adam Cox is joined by speaker, trainer and self-confessed warrior, Harriet Bratt. She discusses how it’s possible to draw strength from the darkest of times, revealing that her experiences of being abused led her to embark on a journey of finding “the warrior within”. She explains that while pain is inevitable, suffering is a choice – and you can choose to let the bad times can either destroy or define you. Harriet shares what being a warrior means to her, and why challenge and struggle is essential to cultivating inner strength and resilience.
Is “the kindness of strangers” becoming an old-fashioned concept?
Research by the British Red Cross has revealed 3 out of 4 of us in the UK feel we could be doing more to be kinder to others, and that preventing another person from feeling lonely is widely considered the most important act of kindness. Vicky Sayers is joined by Clinical Psychologist, Dr Sarah Davidson, to find out how one small act of kindness a day really can make all the difference.
Adam Cox talks to Venetia Zannettis, a law of attraction expert, about the science behind people getting the things they truly want for themselves. Whether it’s better relationships, your dream career or even getting rich; Venetia is adamant that if you believe in your desire and that you deserve it, both consciously and subconsciously, you’ll get it. On the flipside, Venetia talks about how worrying about a negative future could actually be a self-fulfilling prophecy. Tune in for tips on how to attract more of what you want, including a big fat bank account.
Adam talks to Rob Lindley, the Managing Director of Mitsubishi Motors about new research that reveals that since only 1% of new cars are fully electric it’s looking unlikely that the government will meet it’s target for zero emissions on the roads by 2050. They discuss how technology such as PHEV (plug-in hybrid vehicles) enable motorists to drive half their miles in fully electric mode while giving them the reassurance that they wont be stranded. Rob highlights that currently the government is giving mixed messages when it comes to PHEVs and that more needs to be done. While incentives encourage some deterrents like Ultra Low Emission Zones (ULEZ) can also encourage drivers to seek greener vehicles.
Adam talks to relationship psychologist Annabelle Knight about new research that shows that the days of smoking being sexy are long gone, and that in a study on a dating app the same person without cigarettes in the photos got many more matches. She highlights that it can be harmful in relationships and can also negatively affect sex lives. Although smoking is highly addictive it can be stopped and Annabelle discusses a new campaign run by Change Incorporated that is encouraging millennials to quit smoking for good.