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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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October 13, 2021

Episode 126 What are you investing in?

What are you investing in? We don’t just invest money, we invest our time and energy too. This week I look at 6 different aspects of life including physical and mental health, relationships, career, and future security, and ask how am I investing my time, energy, and recourses. I focus on the idea of investing in our dreams and look at the challenges we have to navigate,  » Read more about: Episode 126 What are you investing in?  »
October 6, 2021

Episode 125 Celebrating the 200th edition of my community ezine Next Steps

This week on my podcast I’m taking a moment to acknowledge and celebrate the 200th edition of my monthly community ezine Next Steps. Over the last 17 years, I’ve written and distributed my newsletter to my clients and contacts every month for 200 consecutive months. That’s over 600 articles and book reviews.  » Read more about: Episode 125 Celebrating the 200th edition of my community ezine Next Steps  »
September 29, 2021

Episode 124 Listening

For those of us blessed with good hearing listening is a primary sense, it’s how we interpret the audible environment. There are times when we can be very bad listeners. Poor listening skills are the number one marker of poor leadership and poor communication skills. All conflict and complaints arise because someone doesn’t feel listened to or understood.  » Read more about: Episode 124 Listening  »
September 22, 2021

Episode 123 Self-care is not just pampering

Self-care is more than pampering or shopping, everything that is marketed under the banner of ‘I deserve it.’ In this week’s episode, I’ll be looking at the tough love side of self-love and how self-care is finding a way to be gentle with our precious heart in the midst of life’s challenges and messiness.  » Read more about: Episode 123 Self-care is not just pampering  »
September 15, 2021

Episode 122 In conversation with Bernie Rogers

This week I’m joined by Bernie Rogers an experienced, coach, trainer, and facilitator. Bernie ran the NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) courses I attended in the past. We speak about how we personally benefited from NLP and how NLP tools and techniques underpin so much of our work with clients.  » Read more about: Episode 122 In conversation with Bernie Rogers  »
September 8, 2021

Episode 121 Fear of Returning to the Office (FORTO)

We’ve all heard the adage about not wishing you spent more time in the office as you lie on your deathbed. With offices reopening this autumn, the sentiment is relevant for many people. For some, it’s Sunday night syndrome multiplied by ten, like that dread of the new school year we had as children.  » Read more about: Episode 121 Fear of Returning to the Office (FORTO)  »
August 18, 2021

Episode 120 ‘How I start my day’

Over the years I’ve developed a morning routine that sets me up for the day ahead. In this week’s episode, (the last for two weeks as I take a summer holiday) I share the menu of options I use to allow me to go into the day as the best of myself.   » Read more about: Episode 120 ‘How I start my day’  »
August 11, 2021

Episode 119 A Summer Recharge

The theme this week aligns with one of my key intentions with my podcast, which is to present you with an opportunity to pause, reflect and connect with your inner wisdom. This week’s episode is built around 6 questions. They are an invitation for your to take a trip down memory lane,  » Read more about: Episode 119 A Summer Recharge  »
August 4, 2021

Episode 118 Signs that you are doing ok

Most of us are fully paid up members of the tough on ourselves club, so this week I’m suggesting that you are probably doing better than you give yourself credit for. So often we run the pattern that there is something wrong with us that needs to be fixed,  » Read more about: Episode 118 Signs that you are doing ok  »
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  »