Runner Up: Listener's Choice Award, Podcasting for Business Awards 2022
June 17, 2022

#047: Being Bold - The Season Three Heartbeats

#047: Being Bold - The Season Three Heartbeats

Season Finale: What we learned about being bold.

The bigger our mission, the greater our fears.  The higher we perceive the next step up to be, the deeper the level of resistance that we feel… and we heard a lot about stepping up in Season Three. The more we talked about achieving success in our mission, the more we heard about the importance of making (and keeping!) our mission bigger than our fears. While the eclectic mix of stories make this a tricky season to summarise in a couple of words, there’s definitely a boldness that comes with dreaming, thinking and being bigger in our mission.

As I look back over the season, there really was something for everyone:

  • Sarah Day on saying yes and stepping up (Ep 33 & 34)
  • Dr Bnar Talabani on making our vision bigger than our fear of failure (Ep 35 & 36)
  • Karren Haller on walking the road less travelled and not giving in (Ep 37 & 38)
  • Monique DeBose on coming out of hiding and stepping into your glorious power (Ep 39 & 40)
  • Penny Power on leading in a lonely world and *always* making business personal (Ep 41 & 42)
  • Jo Berry on creating peace & harmony out of conflict and adversity (Ep 43 & 44); and
  • Susan Payton on the power of placing your personal story at the very heart of your mission (Ep 45 & 46)

In the sharing of our stories and experiences, we encourage other women on a mission to do and BE more when all is going well, and we inspire others in those moments where we simply need to keep going too. 


Sue is on a mission to STOP women playing small so that they can create the legacy they want to leave in the world. With over 30 years coaching and leadership experience, Sue loves nothing more than disrupting the unhelpful thinking that often holds women back, so that they can think, dream and BE bigger in leading the change they want to see. Coaching internationally, Sue’s clients are primarily world-changing women who want to lead with confidence, increase their impact and live a life that matters.


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are a leading Welsh consultancy, helping other values-based organisations to bring their vision for a better future to life.  Further information is available on the Practice Solutions sponsorship page

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Sarah Day

Chief Executive - Practice Solutions

Sarah Day is Chief Executive of Practice Solutions, a leading values-based consultancy supporting teams, organisations and leaders to meet the challenges of delivering care and support in the 21st century.

Sarah is passionate about working in a way that empowers people to be the best versions of themselves every day; She leads by example, identifying good practice and learning from others in their determination to create a better future for everyone.

Listen to Sarah's podcast, Joining The Dots with Practice Solutions, on your favourite podcast platform.

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Dr Bnar Talabani MBE

Clinical Academic Fellow

Bnar arrived in the UK in 1998 as a refugee, having fled North Iraq. Her family were targeted for their involvement in the Kurdish resistance against Saddam Hussein’s regime. She graduated from Cardiff University in 2013 and is now training as a kidney and transplant doctor.

She is currently completing her PhD in Immunology at Cardiff University. Bnar, is one of the founding members of Muslim Doctors Cymru, which was formed in 2020 to combat Covid-19 vaccine myths. She later joined Team Halo, a United Nations initiative to combat misinformation & has also volunteered with the British Society for Immunology to create science backed content on vaccines.

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Karen Haller

Behavioural Design Consultant

Based in the UK (originally from Sydney, Australia) Karen Haller FRSA, is the leading global expert in the field of Behavioural Design & Colour Psychology. She helps businesses & design professionals to use colour and design to improve well-being, support mental health and create positive change in the world.

Karen consults and collaborates with companies looking for innovative solutions to social problems who seek new ways of improving the human experience in balance with nature. Her clients have included Rockfon, Samsung, Dove, M&S, Salt of the Earth, Huawei and Fiat.

She has also helped hundreds of design professionals around the world to deepen their knowledge of colour through her sought-after colour and design psychology courses.

Karen is the bestselling author of The Little Book of Colour, translated to date in 14 languages and a contributing author for the Colour Design Theories and Applications as well as being an in-demand media commentator and international speaker.

Her mission is to raise awareness of how colour can transform our lives, allowing us to connect back to our authentic self, where did that as a person a brand or the spaces where we live and work.

In her free time, Karen enjoys adventure travels, exploring new cultures and being in nature.

Karen can be contacted via her websites:
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Monique DeBose

Singer, Songwriter & Spiritual Coach

Monique DeBose is an award-winning singer, songwriter and spiritual coach. A leading vocal improvisationalist (having studied under Rhiannon and Joey Blake of the renowned Bobby McFerrin Voicestra), Monique has toured and entertained audiences throughout the world, performed at TEDx and spoken as part of the United Nation’s SDG Action Zones event, with the mission of helping people to transition beyond seeing in “black” and “white” so they can begin to live life in full colour.

Her most recent album debuted at number 2 on the iTunes jazz charts in 2018 and was officially re-imagined and re-released on August 27, 2021 as “You Are The Sovereign One”- a transformational album and interactive course for women with 9 brand new songs.

Her most recent singles include “Brown Beauty” a love letter to Black women and women of color across the world, and “Human Condition” a song and interactive lesson to help women embrace all the parts of themselves so they can experience self-love and acceptance on a whole new level.

Monique has also launched the “MORE with Monique” podcast and the “Women Choosing MORE” Facebook Group where she draws upon her Master’s degree in spiritual psychology to help women choose MORE of what they want for their lives.

Inspired by her experience of what it means to be a black, mixed-race woman (from an African American father from the segregated south and Irish American mother from upstate New York) she wrote the funny, heartwarming and disruptive one-woman show “Mulatto Math: Summing Up The Race Equation in America” to initiate conversation and help heal race relations in the United States. After winning the Producer’s Encore Award at the Hollywood Fringe Festival and performing the show throughout the world as a workshop focusing on identity, race and belonging, Monique is currently developing Mulatto Math for original programming.

She calls LA home, is married to a Brit and is raising two compassionate, culturally intelligent boys.

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Penny Power OBE

Entrepreneur and Community Builder

Penny is an Entrepreneur, Public Speaker, Author and Community Builder. She is the mother of 3 adult children and has been married to Thomas Power for 31 years.

Penny passionately believes in ‘community-led business growth’ and her belief, in business, has always been highly personal. Her latest book “Business is Personal” helps thousands of business owners to find their success and happiness in business.

Business Loneliness is a mental challenge that impacts the financial results for many, Penny focuses on this aspect of mental support through building and serving business communities.

Penny was awarded her OBE by the Queen in 2014 for her ‘contribution to entrepreneurs in the Digital Economy’, citing the work she and her husband, Thomas, achieved to bring community to business owners in 1998, before LinkedIn and Facebook (who followed 4 and 6 years later). ‘Ecademy’ grew across 52 Countries with 650,000 members. Working with business owners and their dedication to community values has been their life ever since.

In 2020 Penny and Thomas launched an exclusive business community for ‘Experts’. Business owners that have decided to focus their lives on a skill that will have impact on others. The community, called BIP100, reflects their beliefs in ‘small intimate groups’, ensuring intimacy, privacy, trust and support for business owners, where they can grow and support each other with strong values of kindness. The BIP100 Group will never have more than 100 members to maintain the intimacy within the community.

Penny also speaks on ‘Community Led Business Growth’, “Self-empowerment not gender” and ‘Being an entrepreneur - overcoming adversity’.

Penny and her husband also run a Community Accelerator to teach others how to build a community as a central revenue and customer retention strategy.

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Jo Berry

Activist, Speaker, & Charity Founder

Jo Berry is an inspiring speaker who works to resolve conflict around the world. Sixteen years after her father was killed by an IRA bomb, Jo first met with the man responsible, Pat Magee. This initial three-hour meeting led to them speaking on over three hundred occasions, on a shared platform around the world. Their unusual relationship has been told in the BBC documentary "Facing the Enemy", was featured in the film "Beyond Right and Wrong", and inspired "The Bomb", a play by Kevin Dyer.

The founder of the charity ‘Building Bridges for Peace’, Jo advocates that unbounded empathy is the biggest weapon we have to end conflict. With political, religious and racial divides deepening as global and local events unfold, her words offer a message of hope and encourage us all to see the humanity in others.

Jo is frequently invited to address international conferences and seminars on themes of peace, conflict resolution and reconciliation. She has given talks and workshops in areas around the world including Lebanon and Rwanda, India, South Korea, Palestine and Israel as well as throughout the U.K. She has spoken in venues throughout this country and joined panels and discussions forums on radio and TV.

Over the last¬ years Jo has developed workshops in schools and with youth groups on topics of conflict transformation, storytelling, becoming positive changemakers, and challenging violent extremism. She is also working with businesses to support them in creating a culture of care and harmony. She is a TEDx speaker and a Visiting Fellow with the University of Nottingham (Research Primary Area in Rights and Justice). Jo is also trained as a Restorative Justice facilitator and is an advocate for Restorative Justice around the country.

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Susan Payton

Story Strategist & Author

Susan Payton is a story strategist, copywriter, messaging geek, coach, consultant and author of The Business of Stories: Harness the power of storytelling to demonstrate your value, attract your ideal clients and get paid what you’re worth.

Released in March 2022, the book quickly became a UK and US #1 bestseller on Amazon in several business categories, including Marketing and Sales – knocking Dragon’s Den & Diary of a CEO star Stephen Bartlett off the top spot!

In a noisy world, where it’s getting harder and harder to stand out from the crowd and be heard above the noise, Susan is passionate about showing business owners how to clearly articulate their value and speak to the right people, at the right time, with a simple message and a great story.

Described as a “game-changing” framework, her simple but powerful process helps entrepreneurs and marketers craft stories and narratives that launch businesses, build brands and create raving fans.