The Personal Connection

Emotive Eye

A podcast focussing on the importance and power of the personal connection in marketing your business. Talking to leading industry professionals every fortnight, we delve into why the personal connection is so powerful, and discuss ways to deploy within your marketing strategies to better reach your target audience.
Strategy for stratospheric change - it's time to super scalePresentation Skills and Taking It To The Next Level - Whether In Person or Online
Knowing how to truly present to a variety of audiences is a skill - whilst some people are born natural presenters, we can all learn and improve and take our presentations to the next level. Whilst considering how to present better with client pitches and indeed online meetings, I came across the work of Andrea and Ideas on Stage and just had to bring him to the podcast. Ideas on Stage are based in the UK, US, France, Spain and Italy and are the communication experts with a full range of solutions to help individuals and organisations improve the presentation.From helping leaders deliver powerful presentations, create inspiring events and empower their organisations with high-quality public speaking coaching and training, Ideas On Stage are there to help. This interview with Andrea Pacini is absolutely packed with information and key takeaways that can empower you to take your presentation to the next level. From realising the three key areas of what makes a great presentation:Craft a compelling and captivating messageAvoid death by PowerPointConnect with the audience and deliverTo understand some of the key elements that craft a presentation - including only using that slide deck to amplify your message, one of the greatest lines I’ve taken from the interview is this simple idea when crafting your message:Keep the message simple - do not try to pack in everything - if you do, you will end up saying nothing!Simply ask:What? So what? What next?Want to understand that further? Hit play and hear from the man himself. Finally, if you want to see Andrea in action, check out his event on How to Deliver a Powerful Presentation.If you only do one thing after listening to this podcast episode, take the Impactful Presenter Scorecard to assess your presentation skills in less than 5 mins: https://ideasonstage.com/scoreYou can connect with Andrea and Ideas on Stage at the following:WebsiteLinkedInInstagram
Oct 4 2021
42 mins
Transitioning the lessons from home into the boardroom, and vice versa!
This episode is a little different, but will hopefully get you thinking…We’ve discussed emotional intelligence a few times on The Personal Connection podcast, but Joanne H Light has a totally different angle - emotional intelligence when it comes to parenting. When I first spoke with Joanne, I wasn’t sure if the topic of parenting would really fit into the podcast, but the lessons that even I took (as a non-parent) resonated greatly - plus, as we dive into things in more detail, there is so much that you can take straight in to your business or to the boardroom. Plus, if you’re building your empire whilst juggling parenthood, battling through the time pressures of life whilst also facing the challenges of transitions in your children’s lives, this episode is for you. Communication and understanding are at the core of this chat with Joanne H Light, a topic I will always enjoy exploring with different people. But HOW do you begin to properly understand your children? It starts with calm, it starts with really listening…sound similar to solving workplace scenarios?2020 brought so many challenges for people across the globe, and now we’re releasing restrictions many employees are finding the ‘temporary’ work from home solution a permanent change. There are so many facets to this - one is balancing time between work and parenthood, another is looking after mental health within the family.There is a great synergy between business life and home life, and understanding where the same skills can be carried into both arenas can be transformational. If you want to find out more or get your hands on that free hand out, jump on to the links below:Free parenting handout to help you get on top of that burnout!Website: www.joannehlight.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/JoannehlightTwitter: https://twitter.com/JoanneLight12Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/light_joanne_empathy/LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/Joanne-Light-b9q22b40/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDkvv9vQQBrhBI3zsCEfTVA/videos
Aug 16 2021
38 mins
Outsider to belonging - Human communication and integration and lessons for the workplace
An outsider to belonging - Human communication and integration and lessons for the workplace Discussing communication and connection and stripping things back to a human level - even when language is a barrierIn this episode of The Personal Connection Podcast, we welcome Ann Collins to the mic. Ann is a leadership development coach based in France, but her journey and life experiences provided the intrigue and backbone to the interview. Throughout our commissions at Emotive Eye, we work with clients empowering their connection through genuine photographs showing providing authenticity and trust to narratives and stories that compel a viewer to take action. Ann Collins' work within Blue Bottle Coaching focuses on leadership development, inspiring and empowering the new leaders in the global business world. However, rather than explore leadership development, this episode comes from somewhere much more personal - Ann's experiences in multi-national communication and the human connection strategies she has understood, developed, and indeed now brings to the corporate world. Connecting with people is vital in everything we do. We strive for connections as humans, and if the connection is authentic, the relationship is always much more substantial.Ann's travels saw her on a journey of language discovery as a young teaching student in Germany, to an enlightening time working as a VSO in Nepal. The lessons that Ann took from these encounters shaped her approach to life and communication, something her whole family took on board when emigrating to rural France 10 years ago. Now feeling genuinely ingrained in the local community through the dedication, care and attention paid in everyday life, the realisation of how relevant this thinking is to the corporate world wasn't lost. Do you want to connect better, communicate on an authentic level and construct robust relationships within your teams?Listen to this podcast with Leadership Psychologist Ann Collins and feel enlightened and inspired. Want to find out more after the interview? You can find Ann's podcast, Leaders Who Love What They Do, on all your favourite podcast platforms. Or connect at the links below:WebsiteFacebookLinkedInInstagram
Aug 2 2021
43 mins
5 Key Habits to Build Resilience - give yourself the self-management skills to succeed  with Alison Coates
How do you build resilience whilst being a great communicator?Discussing the topic of resilience with leading psychologist Alison Coates from Revo Consultancy How do you show up on a day-to-day basis? Do you even realise? Do you realise the impact this has on those around you and the effect on morale, productivity and responses to a situation? Emotional intelligence is compelling! If you can be truly aware of yourself, have a distinct awareness of others and empathetically appreciate the broader situation, the results can be dramatic. How do you inspire performance? How do you have genuinely successful collaborations? It’s all emotional intelligence. We need to apply time and dedication; we need to learn the habits!Through this episode, we cover so much, but principally this episode is to provide 5 Key Habits to build resilience. Resilience is about self-managing, it is the ability to cope with adversity, to adapt during hardship, and most importantly, to thrive. Through this episode, find out how to move beyond the challenge, beyond the difficulty, and outside adversity. Alison helps us understand things more clearly, guide us on those small steps, and start making the changes we need to employ. Change is never linear. We need to have our goal/vision in mind of where we want to get to, be a little flexible about how we get there (and indeed the time scale).Resilience is not bouncing back. Resilience is not avoiding challenges or hardship. We only build resilience when we’re courageous enough to move through hardship - moving through that challenge to the other side. Recorded earlier this year, this is a fascinating conversation with Alison Coates, diving into so many topics and brings years of cross-country experience to the table. A degree in industrial psychology, a move to a new county, and the need for a new direction - life does lead us all on exciting paths.Alison’s background in management consulting and programming, designing a human-centric solution, focused on the end-user - who knew technology was about people?!It was all about helping the technicians understand the user’s journey, drawing on user experience and understanding how people adapt, learn, and engage people. Realising it is vital to take people on the journey with you. Not forcing change, instead to hand-hold and encourage - communicate is critical, as is an understanding in emotional intelligence. The foundations need to be laid as early as possible; one has to earn trust, truly delivering buy-in!From discussing industry past and the understanding this provided to the broader topic of psychology in the workplace, we cover a breadth of topics in this episode but focussing primarily on resilience. Building an understanding, discovering the tools to help us, and most importantly, understanding the crucial steps to take. Want to find out more and discover how working with Alison Coates from Revo Consultancy can help you? Check out the links below:Website: https://www.revoconsultant.com/Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alisonjcoates/Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/revoconsultant/Private Leadership Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/reimaginingleadership
Jul 19 2021
44 mins
Accept Change and Lead to a Balanced Life
The permission to be you. It’s about accepting being you. It’s about Freedom / Passion. It’s about taking control of your life. Bringing the conversation forward - bring confidence, truly connect to those around you, by first connecting to yourself!Every episode through the podcast, we’ve explored different backgrounds and connected to the stories and the life learnings of our guests. Azmina Jiwa has such a fascinating story, and has so much to share - it really is about giving back. We all need to embrace who we truly are. We have to find ourselves. We need to discover ourselves and reawaken - it’s time top stop “plodding through life” and take control of the journey.Azmina’s journey truly started from within - looking at herself and her feelings, her position in her life, and re-evaluating. A real journey of self-discovery that led to a discovery of who she really was, and indeed what she was capable of. It was about stepping off the treadmill, stop focussing on pleasing other people, and believing in herself. 2020 saw a realisation for many of us - we were led to step back and take stock, review our lives and our journeys, realise what we had and the simple things we were missing, and indeed realise that being on a crazy journey without focus can lead you to miss so much. Being unique, being special and having your own gifts. There are over 7 billion people on the earth, and if we’re all part of a jigsaw of humanity, we’re all important, all unique, and all have a place and a purpose. It’s being who we truly are, giving ourselves that permission, that allows the jigsaw of humanity, that wonderful tapestry of life, to be complete. Take responsibility for your own happiness - it’s in your hands. You need to ask yourself the question, ‘what can I do here, how can I respond?’ And know that your feelings are from your own thoughts, so to control those thoughts is to have that power truly in your own hands. This episode is really about freedom, about permission, about taking control of life and taking the chances in front of you. You can find out more about Azmina at the links below, and even get a sample of her book, Freedom to be Me on Azmina’s website.Website: https://www.azminajiwa.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/Azmina-Jiwa-Freedom-To-Be-Me-113354763762428/Twitter: https://twitter.com/freedom2b_meInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/freedom2b_me/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/azmina-jiwa-6a15849/
Jul 5 2021
34 mins
Taking Control of the Day to Day - Stay Centred and Maintain Alignment
Taking control of the day to day - take control of the little things to avoid overwhelm and losing focus.Balancing business, family and life - the question is how do you remain in control and keep those plates spinning?We take on so much going on around us, take it into our lives rather than compartmentalising and keeping the day-to-day under control. It’s about staying centred!The concept of being present in the now - controlling your own environment, and not trying to control things around you - after all, we have little control of things we don’t personally have a connection to. Be present - manage your response to external influences, see the positive and make a conscious decision to find the positive - take a step back and breathe. The question of course is how do you keep things moving in the right direction and truly maintain control?Spot those negative patterns, remove yourself from a situation, find your centre - whether it’s by going for a walk or meditating - taking that time for yourself can remove the overwhelm. As an individual, you need to be centred within yourself, in order to influence those around you. It’s vital to remember that what’s happening around you isn’t personal, but it’s how you respond to it that matters.  Claire Anne Brown covers so much and gives so many tips and strategies that you can put into place straight away. It’s all about being in the now! Taking the space to be you. Giving yourself permission, and controlling your life and the influences you take on board.WebsiteBook a free call Facebook
Jun 21 2021
41 mins
It's time to listen, time to talk and time to take burnout seriously!
Burnout and Looking Our for The Red Flags!Listen, talk and be confident knowing that someone is there for you. Discussing Burnout with Burnout Coach Sarah Ross from Your Reason to Breathe.Have you ever felt lost? Have you experienced a friend or family member needing help, and not known where to start?Did you know that burnout is now a recognised condition by the World Health Organisation?Burnout is so much more than feeling stressed, and as Sarah describes from her own experiences, it is a condition that needs serious attention - and essentially we need to break down the stigma that throughout society and start to listen, start to talk, and start to make a difference. The definition provided in 2019 by the WHO described burnout as a workplace phenomenon, of course with the events of 2020/21 the traditional ‘workplace’ is no more...the lines are blurred, and more than ever we need to ground ourselves and get a better understanding. Be more open to conversation. Be there to help.How do you destress? How do you decompress? Have you lost that opportunity without commuting? How are you going to make sure you look after yourself and those around you?Now more than ever we need to make sure we're looking after ourselves and those around us. In a world that's been incredibly disconnected, and with a new normal being thrust upon us, as a society, as a workforce, we need to make sure we're looking out for each other!If as an employer your wanting to really ensure you’re looking after your staff, helping them to adapt to new working conditions, working from home without the traditional office setup, speaking to Sarah Ross could be just what you and your team needs!If nothing else I explore you to take the quiz, Are you burning out?Identify and see those red flags, whether in yourself or in othersYou can connect with Sarah below:FacebookWebsiteTwitterInstagramLinkedIn
Jun 7 2021
43 mins
Alignment is everything - it's time to set your heart free and connect to your true path!
Do you really love yourself? Really love where life is taking you? Are your dreams aligned with your reality? Is your journey taking you to the right destination? So many things we can do and approach, it’s so easy to make grand plans but then do nothing about them. Do you ever stop and ask yourself, why? This episode is all about unlocking those barriers, taking the chance on what life can really offer. From a business marketing background, we’re here today to ask the big question - what’s stopping you from grabbing all that 2021 has to offer?Join us as we ask the reasons why we so often stumble and don’t make the progress we can, identify those self-sabotaging programs and thoughts, finding your own truths and aligning a new reality. Do you actually know what you want? Is it time to step back and re-evaluate?It’s so easy to be swayed by the media and society telling us what we should want, and even being stuck in our own tracks that life has set out for us, take a moment, challenge the status quo, and begin to discover your true position and direction. Stop chasing everyone else’s goals, and get in tune with what’s right for you!It’s time to be true to yourself! Give yourself permission to be you. It’s not about following everyone else’s path, or replicating other’s success - it needs to be real and authentic to who you are. You have to value yourself, value what you’re presenting, and you have to value those you work with. But how do you get the balance right? Is it time to start thinking more with your heart rather than your head? With a belief and service perfect for individuals in the workplace, solopreneurs, or luminaries who are wanting to be the inspiration and guide for others, from energy teachings to being your cheerleader for a big event, Nicola van Dyke has so much to offer. MANIFESTING - visualise what you want, imagine what it’s like in your reality, and allow it to enter your reality sooner. Powerful thought indeed, but it’s time to take action. It's about finding balance rather than chasing ideals. Nicola van Dyke is an intuitive mentor specialising in ThetaHealing, focussing on personal development, relationships, business, and health. Are you ready to be empowered and find out more? Contact Nicola van Dyke below:Website: https://nicolavandyke.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/intuitivelifementor/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicola-van-dyke-a4155464/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nicolavandyke/
May 24 2021
44 mins
Discover Your Human Design with Sarah Atkins
Discover the life-changing power of understanding your human design, bringing together a unique blend of neuroscience and positive psychology with Sarah AtkinsThis episode, and indeed working with Sarah Atkins, is all about bringing confidence. Giving empowerment to be who you are. Enabling you to understand who you truly are, and how that affects your interaction with those around you. Have you ever felt that some days, things feel easy and they just flow when you’re in the moment, and then on another day it’s a real grind or struggle?Do you react differently at times to those around you? Are some projects easier than others? Do you find it easier working with some of your colleagues rather than others?Have you ever tried to follow guidance from a coach or inspirational leader, being told to plan out your next 90 days and commit to it, but find it just doesn’t connect? There could be a scientific reason for that. Some of the ideas in this episode I’ve explored before with psychology guests on the podcast, but Sarah takes things to a totally new level. Not about changing yourself, it’s about understanding yourself, working with yourself, and being comfortable and productive.Discover how to create strategies around you that work. If you’re as intrigued as I am after listening to this episode with Sarah Atkins, you can generate your own Human Design chart at:www.jovianarchive.comwww.mybodygraph.comOr connect directly with Sarah as below:WebsiteLinkedInTwitterInstagramFacebook
May 10 2021
46 mins
Finding Purpose and Focus in a Modern World - Is it time to embrace a new change?Unlock Your Potential, Remove the Blocks and Truly Achieve!Deliver + Communicate with Confidence
Power of Human ConnectionLet the real you shine throughCommunication and personal connection really start from one key place – within! You need to connect with yourself, embrace who you really are, and be confident to put that out to the world before the true connections can come the other way back to you.In this episode of The Personal Connection podcast we explore the power of truly connecting, and how to go from feeling scared, worried or even afraid, to truly owning your personal space, being confident to stand out, and most importantly being you!Fiona Kearns is the Chief Business Psychologist with Kearns Consultancy and has walked the walk! From working with leading business executives, to her own challenges with embracing and developing as a public speaker, Fiona has so much knowledge and shared so much in this episode.Get past that inner critic, find and celebrate ALL of your achievements, and how far you’ve come…it’s all a journey, not always about reaching the final destination. Play small and shrink, life becomes less for you and diminishes your confidence – it really is a cycle.Understand yourself, accept who are you and where you are – it’s a journey, you cannot hide and who you are – not if you truly want to connect. Be a little bit open, be a little vulnerable, take a risk – accept yourself, allow that to show to others. Yes, it takes bravery and courage – but by removing those walls you will truly let people in! Leave the ego at the door, and be real…join us as Fiona guides you through the barriers to allow you to truly connect. Connect with Fiona at:Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fionakearnsInstagram: @kearnsconsultancy.comTwitter: @fionafkearnsFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/KearnsConsultancyGlobal
Mar 29 2021
43 mins
The Power of Being VISIBLEHow to show up confidently, whilst being authentic and real!
In an ever-evolving world, it really is vital to embrace communication and be present in the fields your audience exists...you need to meet them where they are! We're in a truly global world and online presentation has become more and more important, but how do you get over the hurdles holding you back from embracing your online presence and really show up?On #ThePersonalConnection #Podcast we've explored communication and confidence in many ways, and today it's about showing up authentically, choosing love over fear, and growing your confidence in video communication.Our guest on this episode is an absolute power-house of communication and confidence, and we delve through the topic in such detail. Angèle Cristina is a strong female entrepreneur who loves to help women get camera confident and discover their true powers. Her buzzing energy makes them believe they can do it. She loves to address the fears they feel are keeping them back from being the best version of themselves and unveil a new reality full of joy, fun, and love. Angèle is from the tiny island of Malta where she used to be a drama teacher and TV presenter. She then moved to Ireland for 4 years and that is where Wondrous Online Women (WOW) was born. She then moved to Malaga, Spain for just over a year and has recently moved to Leipzig, Germany. Her online business allows her to travel and share her knowledge and message anywhere in the world. The overall theme of the episode is simple but incredibly powerful: choose love over fear!Join us as we guide you through the tools you can use to truly embrace your online presentation, be confident hitting 'record' or 'Go Live' and connect authentically to your audience.Whether it's raw and real, or slightly polished, you can decide what's right for you - the most important thing is to be present! Really show up! Be you. Be Real. Bring confidence, colour and life to your presentation. If you want to find out more about working with Angèle, check out the links below:Website: https://www.wondrousonlinewomen.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/wondrousonlinewomen/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpGUBFQKdgPdQZRNspuVd3Q
Mar 1 2021
48 mins
Bury The Doubts and Build Your Confidence - Speaking With Truth and Authority
In the modern world we're more connected than ever, but getting our voice, indeed our story, out there can feel like a big hurdle to cross. Whether it's getting over the nerves of public speaking - be that online or in-person - or realising that your story matters, this episode will help break things down for you and help you connect with your true voice. Fran McDowall from Elevate Coaching has an amazing story, that she has shared through public speaking and indeed as an author. Overcoming difficulties and realising the opportunity to embrace life's journey and turn it into a story to influence has led Fran to the work she does today. Through this episode, we talk about the obstacles we put in our own path when it comes to presenting, and help guide you around or over them! Not the technical side, but the inner-connection that is so important. Fran phrased it brilliantly saying, "You are unique, see that as a positive. Be comfortable in your own skin. You've got a story, and there are a set of people that need to hear it..."This talk with Fran is about being confident - about showing up, and not making excuses.We know more than ever how important it is to present what we do, and Fran is the 'go-to' expert when it comes to embracing your presentation. Whether you're a beginner taking those first steps, or you're ready to take your presentation to the next level, this episode has something for everyone!It's time to fall in love with your own voice, be a conveyor for change by sharing your positive message. To find out more about working with Fran, connect and explore through various links here or jump into a couple of key items below:Book a Free 15min Consultation Obtain Your Free Copy of "Make it Happen" eBookCheck out Fran's business websiteCheck out Fran's other books: 119 Tips on Public Speaking / Inspire Her: Women Who Win
Feb 15 2021
46 mins
Take Hold of Your Business + Be Fearless - Find the confidence to charge what you're worth!
As we head into an uncertain time, it's really easy to sit back and hope for better...but that brings us right back to a famous quote: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.” - Albert Einstein.So to give you the skills and ideas to truly grasp and control your destiny as we head into 2021, I was delighted to welcome international speaker, author and founder of the Fearless Business, Robin Waite on to #ThePersonalConnection.Through the interview we explore what fear really is, and challenge the accepted norm; is 'good enough' really enough in 2021?From discussing marketing ideas, truly connecting on emotional levels, and breaking down some of the simple misconceptions people have with business and marketing, we finally dive into the crux of the interview: confident pricing!The discussion takes us through so many interesting topics, and I'm sure you will leave with a plethora of ideas to launch into your updated 2021 business plan, and help take your business to new heights. If you want to find out more about Robin, and even get your hands on a free copy of Take Your Shot, please email Robin and mention #ThePersonalConnection, and a free copy will be on it's way to you!As someone who has already read the book, it really is a fantastic read and inspires so many ideas - don't miss this opportunity!Website: https://robinwaite.com/ & https://fearless.biz Twitter: https://twitter.com/RobinMWaiteFacebook: https://facebook.com/RobinMWaiteLinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/RobinMWaite
Feb 1 2021
44 mins
Unlocking The Mind - Could hypnosis be just what you need to smash 2021?
As we continue through January in an already challenging 2021, we wanted to continue along the path of personal and professional development and introduce a tool that could be revolutionary - hypnosis.Hypnosis is one of those subjects that elicits a mixed response, but in recent years it has become more accepted and embraced in the corporate world to help unlock potential and drive real change.Steve Woods is an executive hypnotherapist based in the West Midlands. Having helped groups and individuals bring about life changes for over 15 years, Steve has worked with organisations such as The British Medical Association, Wolverhampton College, Acorns Childrens Hospice, Homeserve and Help Harry Help Others Charity amongst others.Steve says it brilliant on his website, "I unstick people. I work with already successful groups and individuals to release their fears and their blocks. To allow them to perform better. I help people like you, be the best version of you using a combination of Hypnosis, mindfulness and NLP."Through this episode, we discuss what hypnosis is, how it could help you and your team, how it's powerful for business, personal, and indeed sporting life, and give great ideas of how you can unlock your potential by removing the barriers that you've put in place.There's something in this episode for everyone. If you want to find out more about working with Steve or want to book a free 30-minute discovery call, head to the links below:Book a Complimentary Hypnosis Consultation Twitter Facebook Tel UK: 03330 067 550Tel USA: 1 206 809 1650
Jan 11 2021
48 mins
Leadership Development and Personal Transformation
Jan 4 2021
42 mins
Put The Wellbeing of Your Team at the Forefront of Your Plans!