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Podcast hosted by Ricky Weaver. I speak with people all over the world to share their life stories and the lessons they've learned along the way. Guaranteed to inspire! Recently changed the name of the podcast from 'Connections Untold' to 'Life Stories, Life Lessons' to better reflect the content of the pod. Join the community on Instagram and FB @lifestorieslifelessons

Podcast hosted by Ricky Weaver. I speak with people all over the world to share their life stories and the lessons they've learned along the way. Guaranteed to inspire! Recently changed the name of the podcast from 'Connections Untold' to 'Life Stories, Life Lessons' to better reflect the content of the pod. Join the community on Instagram and FB @lifestorieslifelessons

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United Kingdom

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Podcast hosted by Ricky Weaver. I speak with people all over the world to share their life stories and the lessons they've learned along the way. Guaranteed to inspire! Recently changed the name of the podcast from 'Connections Untold' to 'Life Stories, Life Lessons' to better reflect the content of the pod. Join the community on Instagram and FB @lifestorieslifelessons

Language:

English

Contact:

07814472433


Episodes

#31 The Beauty of Struggle with Grace Marshall

11/6/2021
“What if struggle is how they got great…?” Friend of the pod, Grace Marshall, returns to talk about her book she released earlier this year called ‘Struggle’. For those of you not familiar with Grace, she was a guest right at the very beginning of the pandemic back in April 2020. She’s an award-winning author of two books, has been featured in The Guardian, Forbes, Glamour, The Times and Psychologies, and is a qualified coach – working with businesses and individuals to help them become as...

Duration:00:55:12

#30 Sarah Sylvester: Breakdown to breakthrough

7/4/2021
“Knowing the things that don’t matter, gives you an immense amount of freedom to accept the things that do matter” In this episode, I chat with Sarah Sylvester, an author and community charity worker. Sarah used to work in the automotive industry; she created an armour of aggression and a back-breaking work ethic for herself which helped her become revered as an incredibly hard-working, but formidable, leader. Sarah used work, as well as a gruelling exercise regime, to not only distract,...

Duration:00:49:56

#29 Dan Regalado: Staying connected to your roots

6/12/2021
“There’s nothing more joyful than sharing your blessings and helping others become successful" I speak with Dan Regalado, Vice President of Digital Platforms and Enterprise Technology, at Banfield Pet Hospital. Dan grew up in a small rural town of roughly 1,500 people around 500kms from Manilla, Philippines. Both of his parents were government workers, also owning rice fields as a secondary income and to help their local community. After attending university in Manilla (where his...

Duration:00:56:34

#28 Tinu Alikor: Forgiveness is the key to happiness

4/24/2021
“It’s so important to learn to forgive…we hold on to things so intently and it doesn’t hurt anyone but ourselves.” Tinu has an incredible story to tell. She’s one of 13 children who’s dad was a prince of Lagos in Nigeria, making her a princess. Born with scoliosis, which is a form of curvature of the spine, Tinu needed to be in UK for her treatment – and because she was in and out of hospital for most of her childhood, she moved permanently to North London, where she ended up growing up. As...

Duration:01:01:30

#27 Conor Stone: My mental health journey

3/27/2021
In this episode, I welcome Connor Stone back to the show (nearly a year to the day after his first appearance) to find out a little more about him and what led him to start his wellbeing blog and podcast, AMentalHealthJourney.com. It’s been awesome to see how things have progressed for him over the year since we spoke. Alongside continuing to run AMentalHealthJourney.com, he’s also set up a new business, Work Mindful, he’s started a new podcast, Mindful Minute, and his social following has...

Duration:00:58:56

#26 Theshira Pather: Keeping the legends of Africa alive

3/13/2021
I sit down with fellow indie podcaster, Theshira Pather, host of Legendary Africa, where she shares myths and legends from the African Continent. Theshira originally set up the show with her sister, Rashalia, but in 2020, Rashalia unfortunately took her own life after battling depression and mental health problems. Originally, Theshira cancelled the show, but through much resolve and to honour her sister’s memory, she made the brave decision to start it again and also use it as a platform...

Duration:00:49:25

#25 Marek Zmysłowski: Overcoming corruption to be removed from Interpol's Most Wanted

2/27/2021
I chat with entrepreneur and author, Marek Zmysłowski about his Hollywoodesque story of becoming listed on Interpol’s Most Wanted and how he overcame corruption to get himself removed. Marek was born in a post-communist Poland with a real drive and determination to set his own course. His ambition saw him fall into sales, where he ended up making and losing lots of money. However, an opportunity presented itself to start working in Nigeria – and being a natural risk-taker, Marek took a leap...

Duration:00:53:42

#24 Maxi Leigh: Supporting survivors of child abuse

2/13/2021
In this episode I chat with the amazing Maxi Leigh, founder of an incredible charity called Support for Survivors (S4S). S4S focuses on supporting survivors of child abuse. As many of you will know, this is a cause very close to my heart, and because of that it was both thought-provoking and emotion-stirring, but in all the right ways. Maxi had a really difficult upbringing; suffering from sexual abuse for many years. We talk about how the abuse she suffered resulted in a drug and alcohol...

Duration:00:56:17

#23 Robert Cleave: Lessons from cycling around the world

1/30/2021
I chat with Robert Cleave about his epic round-the-world 18,000-mile cycle ride he did at the age of 63 (obviously pre-Covid!) I was really excited to speak with Robert because it’s not everyday that you hear about someone retiring and then taking on such a huge physical and psychological feat that would be a challenge for anyone, regardless of their age. We hear about how the plan for his trip was a slow-burning one that he brought into fruition over many years of planning whilst he was...

Duration:00:54:10

#22 Rochelle Gilburn: Finding your why

1/16/2021
In this episode I chat with Rochelle Gilburn, a Sheffield-based entrepreneur and property investment business owner. Rochelle’s husband unfortunately passed away suddenly just over two years ago. We talk about the journey she’s been on and the amazing things she’s achieved since – not least setting up a business in a completely new industry, building a huge online community and reconnecting with martial arts, all whilst supporting her two young children. We talk about how Rochelle’s own...

Duration:00:49:31

#21 Jordan T. Swift: If your dreams don’t scare you, what are you dreaming about?

1/4/2021
Welcome to series three of the Connections Untold podcast! The first guest for season 3 is Jordan T. Swift, a Kentucky-based poet and author, who shares the journey he’s gone on in publishing his first book of poetry, One Original Thought is Worth 100 Quotes. You’ll hear of how his life as a writer hasn’t really turned out the way he planned it to, but he’s followed his curiosity and gone with his gut feeling as well as his strengths. For Jordan, poetry has always been a way for him to...

Duration:00:44:13

#20 Ricky Weaver: My first year podcasting (end of S2 special!)

9/28/2020
This is a very special episode. Not only are we at the end of season two, but we’re also at the first year anniversary of the podcast! I don’t know about you, but it feels like the last year has flown by – I’ve been fortunate enough to speak with some truly incredible people, whose stories and inner strength has really inspired me to be the best person I can be. I really hope you’ve got something out of these conversations as well. To mark the occasion, I’m taking the hot seat in this...

Duration:00:58:35

#19 Rachel Noall: Courage beyond words

8/21/2020
“We really can do good in the world by listening to and learning from others” I caught up with Denver-based poet, educator and all-round creative powerhouse, Rachel Noall, for this episode. What an awesome conversation! We touched on all things creativity, not allowing ourselves to be held back by fear, getting out of our comfort zones and turning our creative ideas into an income. But we also went deep on what it means to be truly happy and live a life defined by your own rules and not...

Duration:00:49:50

#18 (part 1) Luke Wigman: Injured veteran turned endurance athlete

8/2/2020
Part 1 of 2 “Don’t be scared to fail at something…the more you do, the more you get out your comfort zone, the stronger you become.” Luke Wigman has an incredible story to tell. Back in 2011 whilst on a routine foot patrol in Afghanistan, he stepped on an IED bomb, which led to the eventual medical discharge from his distinguished career as an RAF Regiment Gunner. Nearly 10 years on, Luke is now a world-class endurance athlete – taking part in global events, such as the Invictus Games and...

Duration:00:52:22

#18 (part 2) Luke Wigman: Injured veteran turned endurance athlete

8/2/2020
Part 2 of 2. This is the second part of my conversation with Luke Wigman. Part two, covers everything Luke’s done since his accident in Afghanistan and the rehabilitation he went through – including those incredible events he’s taken part in and how he’s become a world-class endurance athlete. Full show notes can be found in part 1 of this conversation. Join the Connections Untold community: InstagramFacebook

Duration:00:53:52

#17 Lex Morningstar: Introversion, sensitivity and being human

6/27/2020
“We’re all equal and we’re all unique…everyone has their own things about them that make them incredibly imperfect. That is, to me, the beauty behind humanity” Lex Morningstar runs an awesome YouTube channel where she shares her experience as an introvert and generally around the human condition. We chat about her experience in setting the channel up many years ago and how this has helped both herself and other people over time. There’s a lot in here about Lex’s own struggles with mental...

Duration:01:00:10

#15 Your lockdown stories part 2

5/30/2020
Over the last couple of months I've spoken with people all over the world about how they've found lockdown. This episode explores how people have been coping mentally and physically and also how it's been for people with kids. Parts 2 and 3 of the lockdown stories follow a slightly different format from all of the previous Connections Untold episodes, so I hope you enjoy. If you do, please leave a review and recommend this podcast to someone who you think will enjoy it too! Join the...

Duration:00:27:14

#16 Your lockdown stories part 3

5/30/2020
Over the last couple of months I've spoken with people over the world about how they've found lockdown. This episode explores a crazy journey someone had to take to get home, how different counties have approached lockdown and the positives people will take away from the experience. Parts 2 and 3 of the lockdown stories follow a slightly different format from all of the previous Connections Untold episodes, so I hope you enjoy. If you do, please leave a review and recommend this podcast to...

Duration:00:28:46

#14 Your lockdown stories part 1 - Ale, Italy

5/20/2020
Over the last couple of months I've spoken with people all over the world about how they've found lockdown. First up is the positive free-spirit that is Alessandra Giuliani, based in Italy. It was actually a really funny conversation, filled with lots of personal anecdotes about Ale's observations and experiences in lockdown. That's not to say we we don't touch on the gravity of how badly Italy has been affected by coronavirus, or the things Ale has discovered and will change about herself...

Duration:00:41:07

Your lockdown stories - preview

5/17/2020
Over the last couple of months I've been speaking with people all over the world about how they've found lockdown. All of the people I've spoken with are in different situations - some completely on their own, others cooped up with family - but all showing the resilience of the human spirit and the deep need for connection in whatever way we can during the current time. Have a listen of this quick preview of what's to come over the coming weeks, where I'll be sharing some of these stories...

Duration:00:02:03