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Real stories

72 EpisodesProduced by Tanya Communication DoctorWebsite

Real stories is a podcast for truthful, heart lead conversation. Tanya talks to senior leaders, business owners and entrepreneurs about their personal stories. Real stories is a place where conversation is lead by the heart rather than the head. A place where subjects like mental health, burnout, ad… read more

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70: An awakening in Prison

October 7th, 2021

Stephen Graham is a multi-disciplinary educational service provider and is the founder of EP Global Ltd, trading as Stephen Graham Projects. SGP is a …

69: Family Secrets

May 27th, 2021

Nina Grunfeld founded LifeClubs in 2004 to help people become happier and more self-confident. LifeClubs runs workshops globally.
At the age of 21, …

68: An Instant Knowing

May 20th, 2021


Matthew Liam Gardner is a Global Change Leader and Speaker seeding New Paradigm Communities and initiating emerging leaders


May 13th, 2021

Dean Okai Snr is the founder of the African Diaspora Public Affairs Committee CIC, which is the culmination of 27 years of his advocacy and …

66: Healing Connections

April 29th, 2021

Dorina Owindi is a Soul Healing Invoker, A twice published author and a Healing Facilitator. 
She focuses on helping people come home to themselves. …

65: Small biz tips

April 22nd, 2021


Julbert Abraham the Founder and CEO of AGM,  A B2B training firm based out of New Jersey that focus solely on LinkedIn. Since 2013 they have been …

64: Book therapy with Bijal

April 15th, 2021


Bijal Shah is a bibliotherapist, counsellor, author and poet. She is the founder of Book Therapy, which offers individual, couple’s and group bibliotherapy, literary curation and personalised reading services as well as …

63: Alleyne Dance talk about black dance in the UK

April 8th, 2021

Alleyne Dance was founded in 2014 by sisters Kristina and Sadé Alleyne. Their aesthetic reflects their diverse background of athleticism and dance training. AD blends Afro- Caribbean, Hip Hop, Kathak and Circus Skills …

61: Vulnerability and Masculinity

March 25th, 2021


Patrick Mensah served 13 years as an army Veteran. Shaun Pascal found his purpose when stepping into the role of a police officer. Both men have …

59: Mental health and social media

March 18th, 2021


Alexis is passionate about positive mental health and using the power of the internet and social media for good. Alexis aim is to focus on ethical attitude to social media; no sketchy, black hat techniques or bought …

58: Eradicate racism before it eradicates us

March 11th, 2021

Maikel Groenewoud

"Why I am passionate about anti-racism? Well, I am a descendant of Africans, who at one point were abducted, abused and enslaved by White Europeans. I live in a society where certain types of White …

60: Give birth to the process

March 4th, 2021


David H Solomon founder of Progress Junkie focused on fitness and coaching. 

57: Police Officer to Meditation Teacher

February 25th, 2021

Creator of the Pain-Free Living program. Helping people who are suffering from physical ailments that are causing them pain, who have exhausted everything in western medicine and are looking for other alternatives. 

56: Altruistic Woman

February 18th, 2021


Sarah Mitial is passionate about helping people achieve their dreams. Currently, she serve's as an HR Consultant at People Architectural Group. One …

55: Black in a white mans world!

February 11th, 2021


James Pogson is a Narrative Storyteller. As a professional writer and public speaker, he has more than 25 years experience operating in the public, private, education, arts and entertainment arenas. In this episode he …

52: keep your head up!

February 4th, 2021


Unisa Kamara is a global youth advocate. He is a passionate speaker that enjoys helping people achieve their goals and build positive relationships. In this episode Unisa tells his story of growing up in America and …

50: What's my stuff!

January 28th, 2021


Paula Quinsee: Relationship Coach and passionate advocate for creating healthy relationships at home, in the workplace, and against GBV, to co-create …

49: Womanologist

January 21st, 2021

Dion Johnson has a background in midwifery and I has over 20 years experience helping women navigate their personal development process in bespoke ways
Dion learnt that when you support the woman behind the job title, …

48: Story Seeker

January 14th, 2021

Sahana presents at global conferences on topics like: Building a Culture for Social Learning, Creating a High-Impact Learning Strategy, Reimagining …

47: Chameleon Warrior

January 7th, 2021

Daniela Felletti is a Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging Educator and Consultant who is Passionate about human behaviour and educating humans into …

54: The energy of Aquarius

December 21st, 2020


 Eleanor Snare is an artist, writer and educator. In this podcast Tanya takes Eleanor on a journey to explore the personal emotion of 2020  in …

53: Reflections on 2020

December 10th, 2020


As we come to the end of the year I felt the need to reflect on the events of 2020 from a global and personal perspective. To do this I asked Garry and Abi to join me. I wanted to look at how 2020 had impacted their …

51: Operating from a place of love and consciousness

December 3rd, 2020

“It helps if remember that everyone is doing their best from their level of consciousness.” Deepak Chopra
In this episode Tanya explores what consciousness means to her. She explains the power of working with ones …

46: Sustainability and social justice

November 26th, 2020

Samantha is a sustainable design strategist and chartered engineer in the field of urbanism and architecture. A global citizen involved in various …

45: Dancing in the light

November 19th, 2020


Natasha is an intuitive business coach and healer, working with conscious business owners to step into their next level of impact and leadership. She works with the ancient wisdom of the Akashic Records to support her …

44: Activate your soul fire

November 12th, 2020


I'm a leadership coach, consultant and transformation specialist who supports people to lead and live with more authority and authenticity in all …

43: Just do you!

November 5th, 2020


Alexander is a dedicated environmental sustainability professional with experience in film, television and podcast production. She is the Producer and Host of A Sustainable Mind, a top-rated podcast, where she …

41: Ethnicity pay gap

October 29th, 2020

Dianne is a visible pioneer of the #EthnicityPayGap campaign. This is a significant contribution towards credibility and encouraging transparent discourse. She is an Advisory Board Member for the Society of Emotional …

42: Let's talk about race!

October 22nd, 2020

Dr. Gail is a Race Relations Consultant and Speaker and has been called a Conduit and Bridge between the Races, the genders, the generations, and the …

40: Coming out of adversity

October 15th, 2020

Dr.  Lynda Ince-Greenaway is the author of Hard Truth. In this podcast Lynda tells her story about coming out of adversity. She has experienced grief, transition, racism and still managed to set up a company and write …

39: Hit me with music

October 8th, 2020


I thought it was about time I told my story through the power of music. When I listen to music, I listen in great depth and connect with aspects of …

37: Life after a brain tumour

October 1st, 2020

Mildred Talabi talks openly about her journey before and after discovering she had a brain tumour. she says her experience does not define who she is but it has made her look at life differently. 

36: Unmuted

September 24th, 2020

Rachel is a national thought leader in the field of wellbeing.  Through virtual and live experiences, Rachel helps leaders and their teams be more resilient and connected, so they can navigate change and uncertainty …

35: Awaken your true self

September 17th, 2020

Are you ready to awaken to your truSELF?

Learning to focus on the present moment and to always lead with your heart, by putting love, kindness and compassion at the forefront of everything you do will awaken you to …

34: Emotional Response

September 10th, 2020

Teresa Quinlan – Founder of her personal brand and the formula IQ+EQ=TQ, Teresa is passionate about emotional intelligence as the key ingredient to …

38: The After show talk! The angry black woman

September 6th, 2020

Are you fed up of the term angry black woman. I do not believe the term. If you are provoked and you tell the truth you could be seen as the angry …

33: Finding my voice

September 3rd, 2020


Jacqueline, is Founder & CEO of the Society of Emotional Intelligence International UK & Europe. She is passionate about people, their empowerment and development toward growth and uses 
her skills and expertise …

32: Raising a son with Cystic Fibrosis

July 30th, 2020

Nicola is a founder of BIRCH-HR with Sam Hulson. Nicola has extensive HR experience in the public and private sectors across education, manufacturing …

31: Children of the Windrush generation

July 23rd, 2020

Valerie Lewis talks openly about her experiences growing up with Jamaican parents who were invited to England during the time 1950s. Her parents were part of the Windrush generation. Valerie talks about there   …

30: Mental Wounds

July 16th, 2020


Helen Barnett talks about the PTSD she experienced after working in the police force. Her mental scars and resilience lead her to work with charities …

29: Access the Akashic Records

July 9th, 2020

Joia Gibble is an Advanced Akashic Records Consultant, Master EFT Tapping Practitioner, Reiki healer and yogi. Her life's work is to help others as …

28: Humans First

July 2nd, 2020

Mike believes, “It’s more than what we accomplish – it’s who we become along the journey!”
His mission is to Lift Others, helping people discover their potential, embrace a growth mindset and achieve at inspired levels. …

27: Emotional Intelligence

June 25th, 2020


Emotional intelligence is not an inherent trait, but a skill developed through targeted education and practice. Quinn talks about his experiences of lack of emotional intelligence in the workplace. He strives to change …

26: Don't dim your light

June 18th, 2020

Vivian Acquah is a driven woman who likes to talk about the holistic way of sustainable employability, called workplace wellness. For her, this is …

25: Good vibes and positive energy

June 11th, 2020


Josia is a consultant to the high-tech industry, and loves sharing all the good Israel has to offer the world. She has a BA in International …

24: Get Comfortable with being uncomfortable

June 4th, 2020


This podcast is a tribute to George Floyd. Tanya talks to Cultural Intelligence expert Marsha Ramroop and Mental health psychotherapist  Farah Harris …

23: Perception, When you resonate you accumulate

May 28th, 2020


Carrie Eddins aka Blondepreneur helps ambitious business owners and entrepreneurs be seen and heard in the media; so that they become an authority and generate more leads and business! In this episode Tanya …

22: Just on purpose

May 21st, 2020


Through Alberto's personal journey, He often questioned himself about his real purpose, what did he really want to do and where could he add more …

21: LinkedIn opens doors

May 14th, 2020


Jennifer Corcoran is the Founder and CEO of My Super Connector, an award-winning social media consultancy.  
Jennifer is more than a skilled social …

20: The naked truth about Lex

May 7th, 2020


Lex McKee cares about our transformation through adopting better ways of thinking.  When we change our thoughts, everything else changes too.  To accelerate this process he writes and broadcasts on a daily basis.  His …

19: Embracing Transformation

April 30th, 2020


Dr Yvette Ankrah MBE is a transformational business coach, consultant and recovering overachiever! She works with high achieving women in business to …

18: Love nuture and heal thyself

April 23rd, 2020


Kate set up Whole Self Leadership in 2012 to help individuals, leaders and team access their whole self.  In 2017 she published Colourful Boardrooms

17: When life get's bumpy bounce

April 16th, 2020


Doug's parlayed careers in business innovation, comedy, and training creating a business totally focused on people. As a Sprint Performance …

16: The Power of emotional intelligence

April 9th, 2020

Harvey Deutschendorf is an emotional intelligence expert, speaker and internationally published author of The Other Kind of Smart, Simple Ways to Boost Your Emotional Intelligence for Greater Personal Effectiveness and …

15: Your Critical Friend Toni McLelland

April 2nd, 2020

Toni McLelland has a rich background and experience in Criminal Justice, Care and Education, having worked in Central Government for 18 years with MOJ, across care and education settings there isnt very much that she …

14: Upgrade your communication

March 26th, 2020

Abi Adams is a movement coach specialising in upgrading women’s physical communication for renewed mental, emotional and physical health, using the power of movement, menstrual cycle awareness 

13: Appreciating nature and the learnings from Wim Hof Method

March 19th, 2020


Bart talks about going back to nature and appreciating the beauty of our surroundings. Tanya speaks openly about her love of trees and Bart enriches the conversation with his love for all things nature

12: Find inner peace in the workplace

March 12th, 2020


Mira and Peter are both leadership coaches with a wealth of knowledge about mindfulness from within. In this podcast I speak to Peter and Mira about …

11: Underlined Prejudice in the workplace

March 5th, 2020


Marsha Ramroop is the founder of Unheard Voices a consultancy passionate about cultural intelligence, speaking out and diversity. In this podcast …

10: NFL Wife Angela Marshall tells her story

February 13th, 2020


Angela Marshall talks about her experience as an NFL (National Football league) Wife. Angela was unhappy in her marriage and managed to gain the strength to walk away from the pain she had experienced. Now Angela talks …

9: There is more to life than a 6 figure sum

February 6th, 2020


Tanya talks to Jennifer about having a purpose in life that is more than material things. Jennifer talks openly about finding a soul purpose and her …

8: Creativity Cancer and Confidence

January 30th, 2020


In this episode Tanya talks to Lucy about her journey to finding her dream Job at a later stage in life. Lucy is incredibly open and honest about her heart lead journey from cancer to breakthrough.

7: From alopecia to trichologist

January 23rd, 2020


Lorna Jones talks openly about her book 'If only hair could talk'. Lorna is a trichologist who has travelled all around the world to research …

6: I lost my mum to dementia

January 16th, 2020


Cassandra is the author of the book I lost my mum. In this podcast she talks about her personal journey that led her to write this book. I lost my mum is based on her discovery of her mums dementia.

5: Real Stories. Guest Garry Turner

January 9th, 2020


Tanya talks to Garry about listening. Garry runs a company called The listening organisation and it is centred around listening from a place within. In this podcast Tanya explores Garry's personal journey to finding …

Real Stories, Christmas Special

December 19th, 2019


Christmas is known as a time of love, togetherness, family and the birth of Jesus christ. In this Christmas Special Tanya talks to Louise Creswick, Alison Tritschler and Jennifer Spor about their Real Christmas …

4: Are you a sensitive child

November 28th, 2019


Tanya talks openly with Marion about gifted children and what the word gifted means. Marion opens up about her experience working with gifted children and how that influences the work that she does.

3: Real Stories. A Conversation with Paul Whittick

November 21st, 2019


Tanya talks to Paul about his passion for football and his childhood struggles. In this conversation Paul talks openly and honestly about the …

2: The breakthrough from addiction to counselling

November 14th, 2019


Tanya talks to Kevin Hempsted about addiction, counselling and alternative therapy. Kevin talks openly about his story and his journey. He talks about addiction, music and enlightenment.  

1: Growing up around people who don't look like you

November 7th, 2019


Tanya talks to Johnson about trauma, childhood challenges and growing up with a family of a different race. As he talks openly about his challenges he also finds beauty and love in his darkest moments. 

1: Real Stories

October 31st, 2019


Tanya the communication doctor welcomes her audience to the podcast Real Stories. This podcast is a series of conversations with Solopreneurs, and …

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