On Modern Mindset this week, Adam Cox is once again diving into the world of our mental health and well being - but with a twist! How do dogs, man's longest and most loyal companion, improve our lives? He talks to Kellie Ceccarelli a veterinary nurse and Roxy Carr a 17 year old dog owner and author about the psychological and mental health benefits of owning a pet dog. Many people will wait till they own their own house or have a family before getting a dog but Roxy persuaded her parents to allow her to own a dog at the age of 11. She took all the responsibility of walks, training and care and found many health and wellbeing advantages. She features her story with Poppy, a cockapoo in a new book called ‘A Pawfect Pair’.with Kelly and Roxy to find out what a difference dogs can really make to our lives.
David Clive Price is a leadership coach and consultant, linguist, author and international speaker. He’s a specialist in cultural intelligence, working with CEOs across the globe. He’s worked and lived all over the world, working variously as a speechwriter, strategist and olive farmer. He says many leaders sit in isolation at the top of their organisation. "I have been privileged to travel, live, and work in many countries around the globe. I’ve had a rich variety of diverse occupations from Cambridge Ph.D. and academic to wine and olive farmer in Italy, to international speechwriter and strategist (for one of the world’s largest banks at the time of the handover of Hong Kong to China), to adviser for a variety of multinationals, especially in Asia, to published novelist – one of my novels ‘Alphabet City’ was set in the Lower East Side of Manhattan – and travel writer. Much of my work over the past two decades has been coaching and mentoring CEOs and business leaders – especially in the area of Cultural intelligence (CQ) and global leadership." - he says.
Adam talks to David Price, Founder and CEO of social media disruptor We Gather about how the business models of current social media platforms encourage what’s most unpleasant about these media. From click bait to fake news David highlights that they reward attention at all costs and don’t facilitate genuine engagement. They also explore what the future has in store for social media.
Adam talks to Ben Edwards relationship and human behaviour expert about the key reasons for relationship problems and how to fix them. They then discuss why so many people set goals in the New Year and how this year we can increase the likelihood of achieving them.
Dr Audrey Tang is an expert in bringing psychology techniques - particularly mindfulness teaching - into the workplace. She's worked with many prestigious corporations and individuals, and delivers talks and workshops on the topic. She's the author of 'Be A Great Manager' - Now and the new title, 'The Leader's Guide to Mindfulness'. She's TV presenter and a keen amateur performer, having once ruin her own theatre company and says you can learn a lot from being on stage - and directing those on it!
Richard Newman is an expert in communication and founder of corporate communications consultancy Body Talk. He helps coach a diverse range of individuals - celebrities for TV interviews through to political figures. He's won awards for his work, including the Cicero Grand Prize award for Best International Speechwriter - the most coveted award in the world of speech-writing. Two years later, he worked with UCL on scientific research in communication which was published by the Journal of Psychology. He's also the author of new guide 'You Were Born to Speak'. He says he realised the power of communication when he was forced to take part in a debate at an all-girls school when he 'froze on the spot.'
Julie Provino is a human resources specialist, who’s worked in the field for 20 years, and refers to what she does as being a specialist ‘in people’. She’s trained in mindfulness and NLP, and takes these disciplines seriously in her role people management and recruitment. She’s also just had a book published – ‘How Get What You Want In 7 Weeks’ – she admits this a bit tongue-in-cheek, but says it’s all about having plans and timescales in your development. She’s also CEO of her own human resources/training company and says ‘be thankful and grateful for all the lessons, and the lessons to come.’
Adam talks to business psychology coach Chris Richards about how the right beliefs can help make you good with money and successful in business and conversely other beliefs can sabotage any attempt to do well. They look at why the truth of beliefs is less important than if they are useful and how it’s possible to change beliefs that are limiting.
Adam talks to Winston Ben Clements an international speaker who was born with a condition that has confined him to a wheelchair. Despite this disadvantage Winston shares his wisdom on the importance of resilience and that overcoming struggles and setbacks can actually give a huge edge. They also discuss what extreme ownership means and how doing more than you should can promote someone to a genuine leader.
Adam talks to Dr Kate Beaven Marks, an expert in hypnotherapy about why more than 95% of qualified therapists fail to turn their skills into a career. They discuss why therapists and practitioners need to understand business, marketing and accounting skills and that simply being better therapist doesn’t help.