Thu, 27 August 2020
00.20 – Born on the West Coast Of Scotland
00.33 – Moved to Nottingham at the age of 9 – The Meadows
01.27 – Stapleford College for A-Levels but dropped out.
01.45 – Studied Education at college then returned to study when she was a lot older and did a Bachelor's In Education.
01.51 – Did a Foundation In Education Support focusing on Special Needs Education.
02.14 – Had a child when Carla was 17 and had to drop out of school.
02.26 – Had a difficult Childhood.
02.30 – This led to her wanting to learn about how to educate children.
03.00 – Had no support system, so needed to find work that gave her the flexibility to look after her family.
03.20 – Carla was a single parent by the age of 21. Had two children by the age of 19.
04.00 – Trained in Business Administration.
04.39 – Hated being on income support while caring for her two young children.
04.45 – While looking after her young children she decided to study hard.
05.00 – Grateful that she had two daughters that were well behaved to be able to study.
05.35 – When the girls were 9 & 11 Carla studied for her degree and would take them into the lecture hall during night school.
07.10 – Big Fan of Super Nanny, where she would learn certain techniques to get the girls to sleep, so she could study.
07.40 – Has a passion to always keep learning.
08.40 – As a child always loved reading and loved school. The teachers were amazing.
09.15 – There was never a problem because you could always find a solution by reading.
10.15 – Only wanted to study to then go out and apply what she learned.
10.40 – There has never been a course that hasn’t been relevant to Carla’s life.
11.05 – Studied formal education as well as online courses.
13.00 – Learning method by doing and applying. Struggle with memory.
13.25 – So gets round the struggle with memory by talking about the subject and how it relates to her life.
14.32 – Left the full-time employment to go it alone, mainly for well-being and for her son.
15.40 – Single Mum second time around, now in another country. Homeschooling her son.
17.00 – When pandemic hit, it was time for reflection and quit her job.
19.00 – Set herself up in coaching and consulting for parents and teachers in education.
19.05 – For parent and teacher well-being, avoiding burn-out.
19.25 – Speaking from experience on burnout and ignoring your health.
20.05 – At the time didn’t realize she was going through a burnout.
21.05 – The burnout affected her mentally and physically then she knew something wasn’t right.
21.30 – Went to down the path of traditional as well as alternative medicine.
21.55 – The past emotions and stresses were the things that needed to be resolved.
23.00 – Carla had been taking care of her physical well-being before the burnout but not her emotional health.
25.00 – At the age of 40 she ended up in the hospital with Gall stones, a non-functioning gall bladder, and a hernia.
27.00 – Gall Bladder removed and hernia fixed. This was a big wake up call.
29.30 – That was the time to start thinking about an exit plan to leave her full-time job.
32.20 – Thought about well-being coaching, as it had been a big part of her life in raising her children.
34.00 – Makes you a better coach, consultant when you have experienced life’s lessons.
35.15 – There is a lot more awareness today about the energetic level, how anger, stress, the environment affect you physically.
36.40 – Had no mum growing up and was raised by her Dad who was Jamaican in his 50’s. Brought up in an old fashion way. Carla was the eldest of three so she took on the responsibility of looking after her siblings.
37.50 – People find Carla on social media or through referrals
38.05 – Will only take on people that want to develop themselves and have to be evident.
40.30 – Parents already have the tools to teach their children.
41.05 – Give parents the encouragement and empowerment that they are already doing a good job with their children.
41.40 – Building courses for parents and teachers.
43.30 – There has always been pressure on mothers to appear perfect but has got worse since the introduction of Instagram and the images of perfection.
44.05 – Trends of the super-fit mum, the bar keeps on being raised on the perfect Mum.
46.30 – Finances and financial pressure are some of the issues that pop up in Carla’s coaching especially with single mums.
47.00 – Parents would rather buy the latest fashion item or gift then paying for something that would benefit their children.
47.35 – Parents would say books are so expensive but are actually cheaper than some fast-food restaurants.
48.10 – Parents struggle with their own image, due to Instagram.
49.50 – Parents complain about a child’s behavior but don’t give attention to their child as they are always on their phone.
50.30 – People are becoming addicted to their phones, which adds to their stress levels.
53.20 – School is about teaching skills, not giving information.
54.45 – Giving people the knowledge of scheduling can change someone’s life.
55.15 – Always be you.
57.05 – Has her own podcast. Wonder & Well Being Podcast.
Thu, 20 August 2020
2.08 – Joined The Army at 16
2.45 – Why Joining the army – age 15,16 had 3 options Wind Surfing, Scholarship Bristol Alvick, Apprenticeship with Anglian Windows,
3.35 – Religious retreat, roman catholic going away at weekends. Heard a voice in his head, what should I do and it said to join the army. The next day he signed up.
5.07 – Someone had belief in him and never forget it, so wants to give back when it comes to other people.
6.15 – Chef in the army. Wanted to go in the household cavalry but they didn’t let him.
7.30 – The love of home economics led him to be a chef in the army
8.04 – Army marches on its stomach
8.48 – Been all over the world for 10 years in the army.
10.04 – I can't read and I can't write but I can drive a tractor – saying because he was from Bristol.
10.50 – If he was told he can't do it, he always wanted to prove them wrong.
13.10 – Didn’t stand for bullying, but wanted to help people and to be fair.
13.40 – Being in the service industry to do your best, provide quality.
14.00 – Stupid & Nieve – Chef with 22 SAS – Followed the steps of Lawrence Arabia, Jungle with Ubon tribesmen, flown an Agusta 109 helicopter.
15.00 – Fighting on the rugby pitch with a lieutenant, which ended up Steve being on show parades for 6 months
15.35 – Leave the army then go into the fire brigade, which was a fail but he failed the multiple choice because he didn't focus on the questions, so didn’t get in.
16.36 – World fell apart after leaving the army
17.15 – HGV 3 HGV 2 never used those skills after leaving the army.
18.04 – Fortune teller said you must stay on the Lilly pad and not jump around to achieve your goals. Didn’t listen.
18.25 – Only now does he realize that he should have stayed on the Lilly pad
18.45 – Much wiser.
18.51 – Top 10 earners for a door to door salesman for Cobra Group – Commission Only – earning stupid money
19.15 – Thought he had to be and act someone he wasn’t due to the kind of money he was earning. Confident and arrogant
20.00 – Envy someone but do you really know what it is like to walk in my shoes.
20.45 – Churchill Arms – Sausage factory. – Sold 35 different types of sausages.
21.14 – The chef got ill so Steve stepped in and saved the day with his chef cooking ability.
21.20 – Luton to Tyne over the weekend. Didn’t want to let the team down
22.05 – Wife, 4 kids, and 4 grandchildren. They are Steve’s grounding
22.40 – 53 years old, I have the tools, now how do I use them do my best abilities.
23.30 – Outside Wandsworth Prison, having ex-prisoners chasing him down the road.
24.20 – People come up to Steve thanking him on what inspiration he said.
25.13 – Sports Podcast making a difference – about the story to inspire.
26.00 – All guests have something special to give.
27.00 – Bring out the best in their guests.
28.00 – Become a mentor in your career
28.20 – Life Change 2 years ago arriving back in Qatar with 200 QR in his pocket
28.58 – Wanted to promote Street Soccer
29.21 – Didn’t know where his next meal would come from
29.40 – Mentoring at Carnegie Mellon based on a free lunch.
30.20 – Didn’t think he was worthy because he wasn’t educated but realized his natural ability and experience.
31.00 – Intimidated by the educated
31.45 – Natural ability to match peoples skills
32.10 – Still intimidated
32.29 – Untethered Soul – Big inspiration
33.00 – A journey of self-discovery and during the pandemic has given individual support.
33.50 – Scary, horrible but a chapter that has given me inner strength.
34.57 – Work as hard as you can, love what you do, someone will find you.
35.35 – Qatar has no fear, next generation
36.15 – I am a different person.
36.45 – Sometimes you get bogged down and not looking for help.