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The Mind Takeaway Podcast - Leadership, Psychology and Creativity

95 EpisodesProduced by Peter & MiraWebsite

In our quest to help create a world without inequality, poverty and war, we share insights gained through our work about leadership, psychology and creativity.You will also hear conversations with ordinary people who do extraordinary things due to their increased awareness, curiosity and intuition, … read more

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Micro Episode 27 - How We Feel Shapes Our Perception of Realiy

June 14th, 2022

13:46

Did you know that your perception of reality shifts depending on how you feel?

In this 10 minutes episode, we share a valuable thing to know regarding how we feel about any given situation that can shape our perception …

#67:Self Organisation with Christiane Seuhs - Schoeller

May 30th, 2022

1:03:26

Everything is useful until it is not

We are now facing substantial global challenges regarding how we lead, so is it not time we look at other ways …

Micro Episode 26 - Finding Your Purpose

May 15th, 2022

10:49

Living a life with purpose.

In this 10 minutes episode, we share some of the insights from our work supporting leaders.

  • You can not find your …

Episode Live 1 - The Rhythms & Cycles of Our Energy

April 25th, 2022

1:23:20

Burnout keeps you from being productive. It reduces your energy, making you feel hopeless, cynical, and resentful. The effects of burnout can hurt …

#66: Gender Diversity in Leadership with Kristen Anderson

April 18th, 2022

57:54

Kristen is currently the Vice-Chair of European Women on Boards (EWoB) and the Development Programs Committee chair. EWoB is the European umbrella association for gender equality at the decision-making level; a …

Micro Episode 25 - The Dark Side of Personality Tests

April 3rd, 2022

17:06

Personality tests amplify our blind spots and biases; they stop us from listening to understand people and being curious about what makes each person unique.

In this episode, we share why personality tests are not …

#65 - Psychological Health and Safety with Shiela Lord

March 20th, 2022

47:05

When it comes to mental health in the workplace, Sheila Lord, by her own admission, has learned from her mistakes. She saw first-hand how businesses and organisations weren't taking mental health seriously and the …

Micro Episode 24 - The Blame Game

March 6th, 2022

12:00

When we blame others, we stop listening and give away any chance of finding solutions.

In this 12 minute Micro Episode, we explore the transformative …

#64: From Employee to Successful Entrepreneur with Giulia Iannucci

February 21st, 2022

47:43

In this episode, we speak to Giulia Iannucci, a  social entrepreneur and founder of KnowThyBrand dedicated to helping women in business build …

Micro Episode 23 - How to Leave a Toxic Workplace: Self Confidence Self Sabotage, Self Belief

February 5th, 2022

14:21

Your manager's and peers' behaviour can positively or negatively impact your self-confidence and belief in your ability to do great things.

Sometimes leaving a toxic company can be as challenging as ending an unhealthy …

#63: Great Leadership = Great Service with Martin Newman

January 23rd, 2022

57:34

Tenacity, perseverance and being a good human being will get you far in life.

In this episode, we speak to Martin Newman, an expert keynote speaker, …

Micro Episode 22 - Exploring Dissent and Leadership

January 8th, 2022

11:52

Dissent is essential in leadership.

If you are not comfortable with differences of opinion in your team, then you cannot really call yourself a leader.

Leaders often shy away from open dialogue and differences of …

#62: How to Avoid Burnout with Tiffiny Frances Hogg

November 21st, 2021

49:34

In this episode, we speak to Tiffiny Frances Hogg, an accredited transformational coach and founder of the Personal Consultancy. Tiffany has spent …

Micro Episode 21 - Exploring Personal Boundaries

November 7th, 2021

12:44

At work, we often say yes to things under pressure that does not serve even the company or us.

In this Micro Episode, we explore personal boundaries.

You may or may not be aware of some of the boundaries you have in …

#61: YOU Shaped Careers with Marjolijn Flug

October 24th, 2021

49:49

In this episode, we speak to Marjolijn Flug, a career and allyship coach who firmly believes that everyone deserves that YOU-shaped space in the …

Micro Episode 20 - Why Mental Health at Work Matters?

October 11th, 2021

11:20

When people feel well, they do well! 

We all fall into the trap, believing that when we do well, we will feel well, which leads to mental health …

#60: Responsible AI with Layla Li & Sonali Sanghrajka

September 20th, 2021

1:12:14

In this, our 60th episode (well, actually our 79th if you include the Micro Episodes), we speak to Layla Li and Sonali Sanghrajka, co-founders of KOSA AI. They are based out of Nairobi, Kenya, and Amsterdam, …

#59: Creativity, Collaboration and Self Care with Garry Turner

September 5th, 2021

40:28

Peter had a wonderful conversation with Garry Turner for his LinkedinLive Right Here, Right Now show about the creative process and what can emerge …

Micro Episode 19 - Time and the Present Moment

August 22nd, 2021

10:21

In this Micro Episode, we explore time and the present moment in conversation with Claudia Goetzelman, one of our coaching colleagues in Berlin, a …

#58: Kindness in Leadership with Stefan Tonnon

August 8th, 2021

1:08:47

In this episode, we speak to Stefan Tonnon, a Human resources professional with 25 years of experience in the IT sector across EMEA, US and APAC as a leader. His passion for people development, diversity, inclusion and …

Micro Episode 18 -The fear of Talking About Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

July 25th, 2021

13:37

In this Micro Episode of the Mind Takeaway Podcast, we explore the fear of talking about Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace.

Timestamps and …

#57: The Creative Process and Following Your Passion with Robert John Hope

July 18th, 2021

54:29

In this episode, Peter speaks to Robert John Hope, an Irish, Berlin-based singer-songwriter whose music is rooted in ambient folk and alternative …

Micro Episode 17 - What Others Think of You is None of Your Business

July 9th, 2021

13:59

"People will always say things about you, regardless of how good a job you're doing".

In this Micro Episode, we explore What Others Think of You is None of Your Business.

Timestamps and Takeaways

01:01 We can often …

Micro Episode 16 - Vulnerability and Leadership

June 27th, 2021

13:01

In this Micro Episode, we explore vulnerability, how it shows up why it's necessary to understand it for yourself and how it impacts the people …

Micro Episode 15 - Energy vs Time Management

June 20th, 2021

9:53

"How am I feeling, how am I showing up, what's my energy like today?"

Want to know one of the most valuable things we explore with our clients?

In this Micro Episode, we explore Energy versus Time Management.

Timestamps …

#56: From Refugees to Leading Scientists with Dr's Detina and Argita Zalli

June 13th, 2021

57:07

In this episode, we speak to Detina And Argita Zalli, both scientists and Senior lecturers at Imperial Colledge London and the University of Oxford.

Micro Episode 14 - Exploring What is Normal

June 6th, 2021

17:11

In this Micro Episode, we explore What is Normal with Claudia Goetzelmann, our friend and colleague who joined us in Mauer Park in Berlin. 

Why are …

Micro Episode 13 - Exploring Resilience

May 30th, 2021

9:27

"You will mess things up, you will fail, you will make mistakes, but that's the point; that's where we build our resilience for the future."

In this Micro Episode, we explore Resilience.

Timestamps and Takeaways

01:07 …

#55 Grappling with the Gray with Yonason Goldson

May 16th, 2021

56:24

In this episode, we speak to Yonason Goldson. He is a director of Ethical Imperatives, LLC, and works with leaders to create a culture of ethics that …

Micro Episode 12 - Exploring Psychological Safety

May 2nd, 2021

11:12

In this Micro Episode, we explore Psychological Safety.

Psychological safety is the belief that you won't be punished or humiliated for speaking up …

#54: Diversifying Power with Jennie Stephens

April 25th, 2021

54:58

In this episode, we speak to Jennie Stephens, Professor of Sustainability Science & Policy and Director of School of Public Policy & Urban …

Micro Episode 11 - Exploring Imposter Syndrome

April 18th, 2021

10:17

Why do we experience Imposter Syndrome and what can we do about it?

In this 10 minute Micro Episode, we explore Imposter Syndrome.

Timestamps and Takeaways

01:23 How feeling like an imposter is just part and parcel of …

#53: Why Coaching with Simon Alexander Ong

April 11th, 2021

47:15

In this episode, we speak to the award-winning coach and keynote speaker, Simon Alexander Ong. Everything that Simon does is built to inspire people to see their world differently and ignite their imagination of what is …

Micro Episode 10 - Impactful Leadership

April 4th, 2021

10:58

To become an impactful leader, you need to go through a personal transformation rather than just learning from books and reading content.

Is this …

#52: Social Entrepreneurship with Tony Loyd

March 28th, 2021

52:51

In this episode, we speak to Tony Loyd a leadership development expert. He empowers aspiring changemakers to rapidly grow a business with a social …

Micro Episode 9 - Exploring Empowerment

March 21st, 2021

9:55

In this Micro Epsidoe, we explore Empowerment.

Timestamps and Takeaways

01:31 When we believe that someone has power over us, we begin to act as if …

#51: Self Care for Leaders with Cordelia Gaffar

March 14th, 2021

40:54

In this episode, we speak to Cordelia Gaffar, an author, leadership coach and founder of Replenish Me. Through her work as the Emotions Opener Transformation Strategist, she is guiding leaders to use their darkest and …

Micro Episode 8 - Exploring Clarity of Mind

March 7th, 2021

8:34

Exploring Clarity of Mind

“When we feel anxious or worried about something, it looks like we have to do something about it to change the feeling. Is that true? What is going on there?

Being in a low state often feels …

#50: Lessons in Leadership with Kevin Watson

February 28th, 2021

48:29

In this episode, we speak to Kevin Watson an award-winning business coach, who works with leaders to enable them to reach their full potential, …

Micro Episode 7 - Exploring Curiosity

February 21st, 2021

8:07

DID CURIOSITY REALLY KILL THE CAT?

The more curious we are about the world and other people, our reward is new information, insights and opportunities.

Timestamps and Takeaways

☞ Why curiously opens the door to hearing …

Micro Episode 6 - Exploring Regenerative Leadership

February 14th, 2021

9:26

Exploring Regenerative Leadership

“Regenerative leadership is about rewilding boardrooms and companies, and that’s not about bringing in animals and …

#49: Self Awareness and Inclusive Leadership

February 7th, 2021

53:14

In this episode, we speak to Sejal Thakkar. Dubbing herself "Chief Civility Officer", Sejal is not your average employment law attorney! Her more than fifteen years of experience advising clients, human resources …

Micro Episode 5 - Exploring Creativity

January 30th, 2021

9:48

In our fifth micro episode, we share some insights we gained from supporting leaders and professional musicians with creativity.

Takeaways and …

#48: Music Culture and Living in Berlin with Paul Hanford

January 24th, 2021

1:22:40

Paul Hanford is a Berlin-based music culture writer and podcaster, originally from the UK.

His Arts Council of England awarded podcast Lost and Sound …

Micro Episode 4 - Exploring the Unknown

January 17th, 2021

9:48

Saying "I'm not sure what to do" as a leader and including your people in finding solutions can forge deep human connections within your team. It can …

#47: How to Land Your Dream Career with Simona Spilak

January 10th, 2021

49:11

In this episode, we speak to Simona Spilak, a Leadership Coach and Career Growth Strategist. She is helping leaders to accelerate their careers by exploiting the power of their uniqueness.

Simona is the founder of …

Micro Episode 3 - Exploring Relationships

December 19th, 2020

12:21

Did you know that there is no growth or diversity without embracing the differences in your relationships?

In the third of our micro episodes, we share what we noticed by supporting our clients with their business …

#46: The Creator Mindset with Nir Bashan

December 13th, 2020

41:44

In this episode, we speak to Nir Bashan, a world-renowned creativity expert. He has taught thousands of leaders and individuals around the globe how to harness the power of creativity to improve profitability, increase …

Micro Episode 2 - Exploring Uncertainty

December 6th, 2020

11:32

What happens when you prepare for opportunity instead of worrying about the future?

In the second of our micro episodes, we explore uncertainty, what to do about it and how you can prepare for the future.

*Episode art …

#45: Uncommon Sense in Unusual Times with Csaba Toth

December 1st, 2020

47:00

In this episode, we speak to Csaba Toth who is a British/Hungarian entrepreneur, researcher and speaker based in the UK. He is the founder of ICQ Global, a people development organisation with licensed partners in 35 …

Micro Episode 1 - Exploring Fear

November 21st, 2020

11:47

In the first of our micro episodes, we explore fear, how it can show up in our lives and what to do about it. 

What would you do if you knew that …

#44: The Bridge Between Creativity and Business with Eleanor Snare

November 15th, 2020

57:19

In this episode with speak to Eleanor Snare (they/them), an artist, writer and educator. Their art forms combine narrative structures with ink, paint, pen and digital mediums and their writing explore the connections …

#43: Mental Wellness and Social Impact with Joshua Haynes

November 1st, 2020

50:41

In this episode, we speak with Joshua Haynes, a Founder + Managing Partner at Masawa, the mental wellness impact fund. After a long journey learning to approach his own issues of depression, anxiety, and addiction, …

#42: Radical Compassion with Cheryl Hanson

October 18th, 2020

45:30


If there was ever a time when we needed to show compassion and put our differences aside, that time is now.

In this episode, we speak with Cheryl Hanson, a thought leader, teacher and conversation facilitator. In …

#41: How to Resolve Conflicts with Jonathan Miller

October 4th, 2020

43:56

We speak to Jonathan Miller, a high-performance coach who helps impact-driven entrepreneurs optimize their business and their life. His programs draw heavily from his extensive experience in several communication …

#40: How To Humanise The Workplace with Vivian Acquah

September 20th, 2020

46:45

This is the 40th episode of the Mind Takeaway Podcast!

We speak to Vivian Acquah a workplace wellness advocate and we explore the holistic way of …

#39: Humanizing Businesses Beyond Profit with Lana Jelenjev

September 6th, 2020

40:51

If you are a startup founder, community leader or interested in professional growth then this episode may be of interest to you.

We speak to Lana Jelenjev, a community alchemist and learning design specialist with a …

#38: Entrepreneurship and The Innovation Economy with Sean Sheppard

August 23rd, 2020

52:14

If you are interested in entrepreneurship, leadership and professional growth then this episode may be of interest to you.

We speak to Sean Sheppard, a serial entrepreneur, VC and co-founder of GrowthX and GrowthX …

#37: Staying True to Yourself with Todd & Beranger

August 9th, 2020

1:04:40

If you are interested in creativity and music then this episode may be of interest to you.

We speak to a two-piece band from Australia and France formed on the streets of Berlin, creating a mix of classical piano, …

#36: Overcoming Challenges and Workplace Wellbeing with Lee Chambers

July 26th, 2020

48:22

If you are interested in Workplace Wellbeing then this episode may be of interest to you.

We speak to Lee Chambers, an Environmental Psychologist, …

#35: Inner Voices and Leadership Lessons with Sabina Nawaz

July 12th, 2020

42:55

If you hold a leadership position or aspire to be in one then this episode may be of interest to you.

We speak to Sabina Nawaz, a global CEO coach, …

#34: Unpacking Entrepreneurship and Podcasting with James Mulvany

June 28th, 2020

41:16

If you are an entrepreneur, thinking of starting a business or interested in podcasting, then this episode may be of interest to you.

In this …

#33: The Future of Leadership with John Murphy

June 14th, 2020

49:28

In this episode, we speak to John Murphy,  a results-oriented business coach and mentor to senior executives and CEOs. He's a great communicator with …

#32: Beyond Politics, Poverty and War with Sue Everatt

June 1st, 2020

45:37

In this episode Mira speaks to Sue Everatt, a volunteer for The Venus Project for twelve years. Originally from the UK, she has been living in Spain …

#31: Changing Careers and Following Your Wisdom with Dr Giles P Croft

May 17th, 2020

50:21

In this episode, we speak to Dr Giles P Croft, a psychology graduate and former NHS surgeon who stepped aside from clinical practice for a decade to …

#30: Sustainable Leadership with Glenn Behenna

May 4th, 2020

54:01

In this episode, we speak to Glenn Behenna, senior lecturer and programme manager at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. He has more than 20 years experience in Higher Education in a teaching capacity and has …

#29: Leading Your Clients to Success with Tony Banta

April 19th, 2020

48:06

Our guest is Tony Banta, a systems engineer, innovation consultant, and host of the Client Whisperer Show. Beginning his career as a self-taught …

#28: Transcendent Leadership with Satyen Raja

April 5th, 2020

48:16

Our guest is Satyen Raja, founder and CEO of the multi-million-dollar transformational academy WarriorSage. Satyen has impacted over 100,000 students …

#27: The Importance of Play with Alyea Sandovar

March 26th, 2020

36:48

Our guest is Alyea Sandovar is a game and play consultant, plus a co-founder of The Playful Creative Summit, living in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Though …

#26: Navigating Fear and Uncertainty with Miha Matlievski

March 15th, 2020

42:54

Our guest is Miha Matlievski aka The Fail Coach, who in 2009 had four companies go bankrupt overnight: landing him $5 million in debt. Contemplating suicide to escape the pain as he looked over the balcony, he had a …

#25: Music and Technology with Dennis Kastrup

March 1st, 2020

37:29

Our guest is Dennis Kastrup, a journalist based in Berlin and Montréal and working for German public radio. In the past 20 years, he has conducted more than 1000 interviews with musicians and specialised in new …

#24: Transformative Leadership with Katja Mechler

February 17th, 2020

49:13

In this episode, we spoke to Katja Mechler, CEO of KUUR Rehabilitation centres in the Middle East. Katja has been in leadership roles in the health …

#23: Taking My Life Back with Denis Murphy

February 2nd, 2020

43:57

Our guest is Denis Murphy, author, linguist, software engineer and podcaster from Ireland. At heart, he is a polymath. His many interests range from …

#22: Communication and Connection with Tanya Obeng

January 19th, 2020

51:55

In this episode, we spoke to Tanya Obeng, aka The Communication Doctor. Previously a drama teacher for 10 years until a burnout reset the clock for Tanya, sending her on a journey of discovery to find more balance and …

#21: Your Inner Compass with Liz Scott

January 5th, 2020

44:10

In this episode, we spoke to Liz Scott, Wellbeing Coach and Co-Founder of Innercompass, a company which points people back home to their true nature, to a place of peace, well being and clarity. Her core work is in the …

#20: 2019 in Retrospective with Clesia Mendes

December 23rd, 2019

1:00:02

This is our 20th episode and it is also the end of the year, so we decided to record a retrospective of 2019. We thought Clesia would be the perfect …

#19: Collective Creativity with Kathleen Dutton

December 15th, 2019

53:06

In this episode, we spoke to Kathleen Dutton, Creative Art Director/Illustrator, Writer, Soul Coach and Theta Healer, who has worked in varied …

#18: LIVING BEYOND FEAR AND SUFFERING WITH GEORGE CARVER

December 8th, 2019

44:10

In this episode, we spoke to George Carver, who lives and works in Marin County, California.  George has a business and creative arts background as …

#17: BECOMING THE PEOPLE WE NEVER THOUGHT WE WERE with TERRI BROUGHTON

December 1st, 2019

49:18

In this episode, we spoke to Terri Broughton consultant, trainer, coach and painter who describes herself as a lifelong learner. In this …

#16: Creativity, Music and AI with Valerio Velardo

November 24th, 2019

1:01:21

In this episode, our guest is Valerio Velardo, Co-Founder and CEO of Melodrive, a company providing AI and machine learning consultancy for …

#15: Art, Bravery and Leadership with Stephanie Barnes

November 17th, 2019

49:09

In this episode, our guest is Stephanie Barnes, Painter and Business Consultant, who has an MBA in information technology, and a BBA in accounting, …

#14: MUSIC, MENTORS AND ACTIVISM with SHEENA BRATT

November 10th, 2019

49:32

In this episode, our guest is Sheena Bratt, Singer-Songwriter, Environmental Activist and one-quarter of Venus Rising. Sheena loves to perform and …

#13: Rogue Leadership with Paul Rosenberg

November 3rd, 2019

43:03

In this episode, our guest is Paul Rosenberg, a Leadership Coach, and Consultant for over 30 years and his focus has always been on the human side of …

#12: ART, CONSERVATION & APEX PREDATORS with SERGEI MERJEEVSKI

October 27th, 2019

1:09:52

In this episode, our guest is Sergei Merjeevski, Artist, Sculptor and Activist. We spoke about his work creating giant metal creatures, his love of …

#11: Exploring the Human Mind with Kerstin Reif

October 20th, 2019

53:41

If you like dynamic conversations that easily flow from one subject to another then this episode is for you. We spoke to Kerstin Reif, Insight Facilitator and Business Coach, about her journey and what she learned about …

#10: AMAZING, EVOLVING, INTELLIGENT HUMAN BEINGS with JAMIE SMART

October 6th, 2019

52:22

This time we did something different, Jamie Smart hosted our 10th episode of the Mind Takeaway Podcast and asked us some interesting questions.

Jamie is a Sunday Times Best Selling Author and speaker as well as being …

#9: Saving Lives Through Human Connection with Leah Hornibrook

September 22nd, 2019

38:42

In this episode, our guest is Leah Hornibrrok, A/Director, Community Capability and Volunteerism for Queensland Fire and Emergency Services - QFES. …

#8: Being True To Yourself As An Artist with Hollis P Monroe

September 8th, 2019

32:44

In this episode, Peter spoke to Hollis P Monroe music producer, DJ and a YouTube blogger originally from Philadelphia and now living in Berlin. They …

#7: Creativity Myths and Biases with David Chislett

August 25th, 2019

45:11

In this episode, we speak to David Chislett, Creativity Trainer, Writer and Speaker based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

David shines a light on creative skills, through his engaging public speaking, personal, …

#6: Passion and Creativity in Business with Anke Herrmann

August 18th, 2019

54:41

In this episode we speak to Anke Herrmann a Passion Business Coach who sees creativity as being essential to building a business and dealing with any …

#5: Authentic Leadership with Jan Griffiths

August 11th, 2019

37:50

We spoke to Jan Griffiths, President and Founder of Gravitas Detroit and a compassionate leader with more than 30 years of experience. Jan is on a …

#4: Meaningful Conversations & Youth Work with Robin Lockhart

August 4th, 2019

1:13:27

In this episode, Peter spoke to Robin Lockhart a commonwealth Youth worker of the year and CEO of Thought Unity. He describes his work as having …

#3: WonderlandX with Kate E Stokes

July 28th, 2019

38:06

We spoke to Kate E Stokes about a journey that starts from nothing, not even an idea, to create a series of successful short movies in VR 180 format …

#2: The Importance of Being Creative with Janine Murmann

July 21st, 2019

1:14:48

In this episode, Peter speaks to Janine Murmann, a London based artist with a creativity and lifestyle blog called Colouresko, where she is on a …

#1: Welcome to the Mind Takeaway Podcast

July 14th, 2019

16:07

In this first episode we talk about what to expect in the future. We explain a bit about us, why we do what we do, how The Mind Takeaway came into form and we celebrate what it is to be human in a hyperconnected digital …

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