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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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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?  »
March 10, 2021

Episode 97 Be a Better Strategic Thinker

For some people strategic thinking is a key aspect of their role, for others, it’s a skill they want to enhance. During these times of change and challenge when we have been forced to reassess what we are doing, and how and why we are doing it, focussing on the bigger picture benefits us in both our work and personal lives.  » Read more about: Episode 97 Be a Better Strategic Thinker  »
March 3, 2021

Episode 96 In conversation with Dr. Aidan Harney

This week I’m delighted to be joined by Dr. Aidan Harney. With over 20 years’ experience in the area of leadership development, we discuss the psychology of leaders who are effective at working in highly complex environments. Aidan shares the key findings of the research he carried out, as part of his PhD thesis,  » Read more about: Episode 96 In conversation with Dr. Aidan Harney  »
February 24, 2021

Episode 95 Knowing your worth

The vast majority of us run the programme of imposter syndrome, that familiar fear of not feeling worthy or good enough. As I often say, we run the gamut between waiting to be found and waiting to be found out. In this week’s episode, I’m delving into the topic of knowing your worth.  » Read more about: Episode 95 Knowing your worth  »
February 17, 2021

Episode 94 Saying No guilt free

Most of us struggle to ‘say no.’ We run a cocktail of fears and beliefs preventing the word ‘no’ escaping our lips. This week I’m sharing 10 tips for saying no and not feeling guilty about it. Of course, saying no is not about being rude or unhelpful, nor does it mean not doing your job.  » Read more about: Episode 94 Saying No guilt free  »
February 10, 2021

Episode 93 In conversation with Nick Willams

This week I’m joined from London by Nick Williams (www.iamnickwilliams.com) a gifted coach, speaker and the author of 19 books. Nick’s clients include BAFTA-winning producers, Olympians, CEOs and industry leaders. We explore the topic of thought-leadership, in particular, transforming lived experience into deliverable wisdom. As writers and content creators,  » Read more about: Episode 93 In conversation with Nick Willams  »
February 3, 2021

Episode 92 In conversation with Shirley O’Neill

This week I’m joined by Shirley O’Neill, who lectures on change and performance management in the UCD Professional Academy. We chat about coping with change and overcoming resistance to change, as well as the pertinent topics of performance management and staff engagement whilst working remotely. Shirley was so generous with her tips and insights,  » Read more about: Episode 92 In conversation with Shirley O’Neill  »
January 27, 2021

Episode 91 I’m Stuck in the wrong career – Part 2

In the follow up to last week’s episode, I’m delving deeper into the topic of career change. I’m sharing ways to change perspective on your current situation, as well as exercises and tips. If you’re feeling stuck, find yourself in career transition and are seeking to make career changes this year,  » Read more about: Episode 91 I’m Stuck in the wrong career – Part 2  »
January 20, 2021

Episode 90 I’m stuck in the wrong career

We all have times when we feel ‘stuck in a rut.’ But there’s a difference between a lack of motivation, or feeling a little ‘blah,’ and knowing in your soul that you’ve spent too long in a job that’s no longer right for you. This week, in the first of a two-part episode,  » Read more about: Episode 90 I’m stuck in the wrong career  »
January 13, 2021

Episode 89 Working From Home

This week I’m exploring the topic of working from home or living at work as it is perhaps more accurately described. As someone who has worked from home for nearly 20 years, I share what I’ve learned, including the hidden pros and cons, as well as some suggestions for how to make working from home work for you.    » Read more about: Episode 89 Working From Home  »
January 6, 2021

Episode 88 Resolve, not resolutions

Normally, at the start of January, the focus is on a fresh start, or a ‘new you’ for the New Year. But as we continue to endure the Covid 19 crisis and another lockdown, for me, it’s a time for resolve, not resolutions. In this week’s episode, the focus is on strategies for digging deep yet again.  » Read more about: Episode 88 Resolve, not resolutions  »
December 23, 2020

Episode 87 What’s important this Christmas

Even in a normal year, everything is amplified at Christmas and 2020 has been far from a normal year. The expectations of Christmas can be weighty, there’s even the pressure of having a ‘Happy Christmas.’ In this week’s episode, I share what Christmas means to me as well as tips and insights for a healthy dose of self-care at this time of the year.  » Read more about: Episode 87 What’s important this Christmas  »