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Podcast - Your Time with James Sweetman

When I listen to podcasts I love to get tips and insights that I can apply in my own life and work and hopefully be entertained too.

This is my intention with my podcast where every Wednesday I share ideas, insights and practical tools to assist and maybe even inspire you to live the fullest, truest expression of yourself.

I’m also joined by guests, thought-leaders, entrepreneurs, experts, people who have turned their passion into their profession, overcome challenges or simply discovered ways to live more authentically.

Personally, I love these episodes because I get to learn as well, and I like nothing better than an uplifting chat with a friend, with a cup of tea to hand.

Producing the weekly episodes is a real labour of love for me. Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss an episode. ‘Your Time with James Sweetman’ is available on all main platforms (live on iTunes for Apple users and Podbean, Spotify and Stitcher for Android users).

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July 28, 2021

Episode 117 Interview Skills – Essential Preparation

Did you know that on average we will attend 42 interviews over the course of our careers? This week I’m delving into a topic that is a core part of my business and that’s interview skills coaching. If you have an interview on the horizon this week’s episode will cover all the basics of quality preparation.  » Read more about: Episode 117 Interview Skills – Essential Preparation  »
July 21, 2021

Episode 116 In conversation with Roly Miller of Jobcare

This week I’m joined by Roly Miller who is eLearning & Digital Media Manager with Jobcare. Established in 1994 Jobcare is a charity that provides training, resource services and transitional work programmes to equip unemployed people with the skills to secure and sustain work. What I particularly admire about Jobcare is their ethos that ‘Working Matters,’ that everyone has the right to a form of employment,  » Read more about: Episode 116 In conversation with Roly Miller of Jobcare  »
July 14, 2021

Episode 115 My conversation with Des Canning

This week I’m delighted to be joined by Des Canning, a counselor, and psychotherapist. I was a client of Des’s earlier this year and I’m a huge fan of his work. In an open and frank conversation, we chat about how men can still be reluctant to discuss mental health and to reach out for assistance.  » Read more about: Episode 115 My conversation with Des Canning  »
July 7, 2021

Episode 114 The Disciplines of High Performance

Inspired by all the great sport on TV, and with the Olympics just around the corner, this week I’m exploring the topic of high performance. What does it mean, how do we recognise it and how do we attain it. I define high performance as achieving above and beyond expected results in a sustainable way over the long term.  » Read more about: Episode 114 The Disciplines of High Performance  »
June 30, 2021

Episode 113 Are you a corporate mystic?

Are you a corporate mystic? That’s the question I’m posing this week. The word mystic might conjure up a guru living in a cave, or even Yoda from Star Wars. For me, a corporate mystic is an enlightened leader, someone who is comfortable harnessing the wisdom of both head and heart and who inspires and is inspiring.  » Read more about: Episode 113 Are you a corporate mystic?  »
June 23, 2021

Episode 112 My conversation with Georgina Durcan

I’m joined this week by Georgina Durcan an Intuitive Therapist who is affectionately known as the ‘Soul Whisperer.’ In her work, Georgina points the way for her clients to come home to who they truly are. I so enjoyed our conversation and I think you will too. Georgina shared her story,  » Read more about: Episode 112 My conversation with Georgina Durcan  »
June 16, 2021

Episode 111 Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Imposter syndrome, that sense of not being good enough, feeling like a fraud, and having the fear of being found out, is the topic I’m delving into this week. If we are honest, it’s something we can all relate to. I believe that imposter syndrome is part of our human make-up,  » Read more about: Episode 111 Overcoming Imposter Syndrome  »
June 9, 2021

Episode 110 My conversation with Eileen Hopkins

This week I’m delighted to be joined by Eileen Hopkins an experienced Psychotherapist, Life, Career & Public Speaking Coach and Certified Trainer. Having worked in nursing and nurse management for many years, Eileen has a passion for emotional health, self-care, resilience, personal development, pain management, education, and empowering change.  » Read more about: Episode 110 My conversation with Eileen Hopkins  »
June 2, 2021

Episode 109 Reflect, reminisce, refuel

As well as sharing what I hope is thought-provoking, maybe even inspiring content and conversations, a key intention with my podcast is to give you an opportunity to take some time out of your busy schedule and reconnect with yourself and your inner wisdom. This week’s episode is based around 5 questions that encourage us to pause,  » Read more about: Episode 109 Reflect, reminisce, refuel  »
May 26, 2021

Episode 108 Redefining Work Life Balance

This week I’m exploring what work life balance means today. No longer do we have the physical environment as a distinguishing factor as technology means we can carry our work and networks around with us. In metaphysics, balance is a point between opposing forces, but I don’t like the idea of work and life being in opposition.  » Read more about: Episode 108 Redefining Work Life Balance  »
May 19, 2021

Episode 107 The test of a good people manager

Effective people managers know that they only achieve with and through their teams. They don’t view staff as tenants of roles, they view their teams as sets of diverse individuals, each with their own unique blend of motivations and skills. So what’s the mindset and approach required to harness that potential?  » Read more about: Episode 107 The test of a good people manager  »
May 12, 2021

Episode 106 Boosting Self-Confidence

This week I’m exploring a topic that surfaces again and again with clients I work with and that’s self-confidence. It might be that you are seeking the confidence to make some career or life changes, or you’ve got an interview coming up and you don’t want to be consumed by nerves,  » Read more about: Episode 106 Boosting Self-Confidence  »
May 5, 2021

Episode 105 Do you need a rest?

Are you tired? Are you tired of being tired? We’ve all been through so much, especially in the last year. Keeping the show on the road, juggling work and personal life commitments can be exhausting. Recently, I came across a short Ted Talk by Dr. Saundra Dalton Smith all about rest,  » Read more about: Episode 105 Do you need a rest?  »
April 28, 2021

Episode 104 Managing nerves as a presenter

This week, in the second of two episodes on the topic of Presentation Skills I’m sharing tips and insights on managing those presentation nerves. As a professional speaker, I still have to manage my own nerves and I’ll take you through techniques that work for me. I also explore the main causes of nervousness because if we can deal with the cause,  » Read more about: Episode 104 Managing nerves as a presenter  »
April 21, 2021

Episode 103 What it takes to be a great presenter

As well as being a business & personal coach and author, I’m also a professional speaker. Professional in that I’m paid to speak to audiences. I also work with clients both 1-2-1 and in group workshops on the topic of presentations skills. This week, I’m drawing on my experience to share 10 ways to boost your impact as a presenter.  » Read more about: Episode 103 What it takes to be a great presenter  »
April 14, 2021

Episode 102 Tap into your creativity

It’s easy to think that creativity is the reserve of artists, writers or musicians, something we put down with the toys of childhood, but we would be wrong. To be human is to be creative. So whether creativity is a familiar friend or a dormant skill waiting to be resurrected,  » Read more about: Episode 102 Tap into your creativity  »
April 7, 2021

Episode 101 In conversation with Chris Flack

For many people, Covid 19 has irreversibly restructured working life. Whilst flexible working arrangements promote greater autonomy it also brings new challenges. This week, I’m joined by Chris Flack the co-founder of Unplug (www.unplughq.com) a behaviour change consultancy that supports individuals and organisations to work smarter in an always-connected world.  » Read more about: Episode 101 In conversation with Chris Flack  »
March 31, 2021

Episode 100 Celebrating the 100th episode

It’s the 100th episode! In this celebratory episode, the tables are turned and Marian Byrne who joined me last week returns to ask me some of the questions I typically ask my guests. You’ll get to learn a little more about me, from my sources of inspiration and favourite quotes to the failures and setbacks I’ve experienced.  » Read more about: Episode 100 Celebrating the 100th episode  »
March 24, 2021

Episode 99 In conversation with Marian Byrne

This week, I’m thrilled to be joined by Marian Byrne, one of Ireland’s leading coaches, trainers and facilitators. Drawing on her 20 years of experience, Marian shares many tips and insights from coping with weariness and the different types of rest we all need, to dealing with and instigating change.  » Read more about: Episode 99 In conversation with Marian Byrne  »
March 17, 2021

Episode 98 Do you feel fulfilled?

Over the years I’ve worked with many people who others might classify as successful, but from their own perspective, they don’t feel as fulfilled as they would wish. Drawing on my personal experiences and from my work in this area, I share what I view as the keys to fulfilment,  » Read more about: Episode 98 Do you feel fulfilled?  »