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Pivot Points Podcast

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‘Pivot Points’ explores, celebrates and normalises the twists, turns and changes of course in life.Each episode we take our guests on a retrospective; looking back on how they felt at their pivot points; the highs, lows, failures and fixes. We delve into their mindset, perspective and choices at tha… read more

37 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

The Coach Approach: To Recognition

February 19th, 2021


The Coach Approach is a bite-sized geek-out chat about universal coaching topics and themes. 

Join Pivot Point's hosts, life and leadership coaches, Gabi and Amelia; as they connect with world-class specialists to …

Bruce Daisley: Laughing His Way To The Top

February 12th, 2021


Bruce Daisley will quite frankly knock your socks off. A powerhouse of energy, the ex-Vice President of Twitter Europe and author of the The No.1 Sunday Times Business Bestseller 'The Joy of Work - 30 Ways to Fix Your …

Ben Morrison: Graft, Grit & Gratitude

January 29th, 2021


Ben is an entrepreneur from Manchester, UK. 

Everyone has their COVID story - this one is supersized and super.... sunny! Yep - you read that right. When COVID takes your business and your father in one fell swoop - …

Emma Campbell (aka @limitless_em): Unbreakable

January 15th, 2021


Joined by Emma Campbell (@limitless_em),  an author, columnist, speaker, long term cancer thriver and mother of four (3 of whom are triplets!)

Emma’s …

Dave Wilson: From Solitude to Sobriety

January 1st, 2021


We’re kicking off 2021 and Season 3 of Pivot Points, with Dave Wilson aka @soberdave.

In January 2019 Dave made the decision to go sober after 40 years of excessive drinking.

He charted his new found sobriety on …

Season 2 Finale. David Pearl Presents: The Boardroom Street Opera

December 10th, 2020


How to introduce David?! His life is a series of pivots each as interesting as the last. David Pearl has done so much it would be criminal to box him …

Chris Wyles: From Setbacks to Saracen's (Learning to Win AND Lose)

December 4th, 2020


Today’s episode is with International rugby legend Chris Wyles.

Chris played for the Premiership team Saracens for 10 years, retiring in 2018 as their top try scorer. During this time they won the Premiership 4 times …

Alex Bellos: The Nomadic Mathematician

November 26th, 2020


Today we’re joined by Sunday Times Best Selling author and Guardian columnist Alex Bellos (who we met through the wonderful Tulip Siddiq MP!)

Charla Grant: To All The Parents with Broken Hearts & Empty Arms

November 19th, 2020


This episode is dedicated to Olive Grant, and all the parents with broken hearts and empty arms

This week, we're joined by Charla Grant, the Founder …

Richie Norton: Alpha Dog to Downward Dog

November 12th, 2020


Today we’re joined by ex-rugby player turned Yogi adrenaline junkie, Richie Norton AKA, The Strength Temple.

Richie has spent the last 10 years working alongside sports professionals and some of the most respected …

Olivia Potts: Grieving, from Courtroom to Le Cordon Bleu

November 5th, 2020


On today’s episode, we’re joined by Olivia Potts. Olivia is baker, an award winning food writer and, author of ‘A Half Baked Idea: How grief, love and cake took me from the courtroom to Le Cordon Bleu’

She left a career …

Grace Ofori- Attah: Graceful Under Pressure

October 29th, 2020


We speak to screenwriter, BAFTA member and former consultant psychiatrist Grace Ofori- Attah.

Grace read Medicine at the Universities of Cambridge …

G (Gamal Turawa): Black Pride

October 22nd, 2020


It's Black History Month and we celebrate it with a corker! We meet the effervescent Gamal Turawa, or ‘G’ as he prefers to be called.

G is a black man, born to Nigerian and Jamaican parents. He grew up in foster care in …

Lauren Mahon: Girl After Cancer

October 15th, 2020


It’s breast cancer awareness month and in honour of that, we’re joined by the incredible Lauren Mahon AKA girlvscancer.

Lauren is an award winning podcaster with BBC 5 Lives ‘You, Me and the BIg C’, Founder of  Girl …

Claire Birkenshaw: A Trans Life; Transgender, Transition, and forever Translating...

October 8th, 2020


In this episode we’re joined by Claire Birkenshaw, a lecturer at Leeds Beckett University. In 2016 as a Principle at a secondary school in Hull, …

Moses Adeyemi: From Convict to Conqueror

October 1st, 2020


This week, we’re joined by Moses Adyemi. Moses became known to millions as the winner of the Channel 4 documentary series  SAS: Who Dares Wins. An achievement in and of itself but given that he did this have just served …

Best of Season 1

September 24th, 2020


These are our favourite moments from season 1. 

We'll see you next Thursday for the start of season 2. 

You can get hold of Gabi & Amelia here:

MP Tulip Siddiq: Pivot Points does Politics

September 3rd, 2020


Today’s guest is MP, Tulip Siddiq - that’s right, we’ve gone political!

Charismatic, sharp and charming, Tulip talks to us about:

  • The pivots the …

Ciara Charteris: Friend then Foe; Acquaintance Rape

August 27th, 2020


Today’s guest is 'Poldark' Actor, Ciara Charteris. She has very recently gone public with her experience of being raped, by a good friend of hers, 5 …


August 20th, 2020


This week we explore what happens when your pivot is forced upon you and your life is immeasurably altered… you need to run, hide, cut ties and pray for safety.

On today’s episode, we hear one woman’s experience of …

Sarah Castro MBE: The Black Jewish Experience

August 13th, 2020


Sarah Castro MBE has over 20 years’ experience working with charities, local authorities and in social housing. Sarah has worked in some of London’s most disadvantaged communities and is currently an Independent Adviser …

Tal Ben-Shahar: The Art of Happiness & How to be Imperfect

August 6th, 2020


Tal Ben-Shahar is an Author and Harvard University Lecturer.  He taught two of the largest classes in Harvard’s history, Positive Psychology and The …

Trailer: Tal Ben Shahar

August 4th, 2020


A trailer for our eye opening conversation with Tal Ben Shahar,  Author and Harvard University lecturer.  

He taught two of the largest classes in …

Jess Rad: Miscarriage & Menopause

July 30th, 2020


Jess Rad is the founder of ‘The WomenHood’, which connects women on the issues that matter to help them navigate womanhood. Her mission is to empower …

Trailer: Jess Rad- The WomenHood

July 28th, 2020


This week we shine a spotlight on the hushed pain points of many families, miscarriages and menopause. 

We meet Jess Rad, founder of The WomenHood ( and we speak about the …

Jason Goldberg: Redesigning Your Life

July 23rd, 2020


We’re joined by Jason Goldberg; entrepreneur, author of best selling book 'Prison Break', TEDx speaker and a rapper, who once opened for the Woo Tang …

Trailer: Jason Goldberg

July 21st, 2020


Here’s a sneak peek of what to expect on Thursday when we’re joined by the wonderful Jason Goldberg -

Listen to this …

Hollie Holden: Mother, Midwife, Poet, Philosopher, Teacher, Noticer

July 16th, 2020


This week we’re joined by the effervescent Hollie Holden. If you haven’t fallen in love with her by the end of this episode, we’ll give you your …

Trailer: Hollie Holden

July 14th, 2020


This week we’re joined by Hollie Holden. Have a listen to this week’s mini pivot to get to know her a little ahead of the full episode on Thursday.

Lennie Ware: Teaching Us Table Manners

July 9th, 2020


This week's guest is one half of the ‘Table Manners’ podcast - Lennie Ware.

A fiercely fabulous Mama Bear, Lennie Ware is a mother, social worker and …

Trailer: Lennie Ware

July 7th, 2020


The pubs are open again... and yet we didn't go - wtf? But Gabi & Amelia's Mums' did!

Speaking of awesome Mum's -  here's a sneaky peak at our Lennie Ware episode released this week. 

Thomas 'Woody' Woodland: The Enlightened Addict

July 2nd, 2020


In today's episode we're joined by Woody; and boy! was this an enlightening conversation! It stretched our minds and made us question everything including our own thinking. 

If you're interested to hear about someone …

Rabbi Jeremy Gordon: Embracing Fallibility

June 25th, 2020


Rabbi Jeremy Gordon who is the Rabbi at New London Synagogue in St Johns Wood.

Rabbi Jeremy graduated with a first class honours degree in Law from Cambridge University before going on to work in television.

He …

Louise Blyth: Life After Death

June 18th, 2020


Louise Blyth is a mother of two young boys and an author who has just realised her memoir ‘Hope is Coming’

It tells of her husband's journey from his bowel cancer diagnosis to his passing away. When he was diagnosed …

Trailer: Louise Blyth, Author of 'Hope is Coming'

June 16th, 2020


This trailer is a letter read by Louise to her late husband. It's an extract from 'Hope Is Coming', Louise's book released in April this year.  

The …

Ebony-Jewel Rainford- Brent: From Wounded to World Cup Winner

June 2nd, 2020


Ebony is a World Cup Winning Cricketer, who was the first black woman to play for the England Team. Now retired from playing, she is a Broadcaster, Motivational Speaker and Performance Coach.

She talks to us about her …


May 29th, 2020


Welcome to Pivot Points, the bi monthly podcast which explores, celebrates and normalises the twits, turns and changes of course in life. 

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