Plus One Podcast
Video Season 2.8 Episode 25 - Samantha Mason-Vazquez - mindset & career transformation coach

Video Season 2.8 Episode 25 - Samantha Mason-Vazquez - mindset & career transformation coach

August 27, 2022

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Samantha Mason-Vazquez is a mindset and career transformation coach based in Colorado, USA.  Samantha has undergrad & Master’s degrees in psychology & also Fine Arts, and is also a Doctor of Law, and has an impressive list of clients including Google, Hewlett Packard and United Airlines. 

We spend a fascinating hour discussing her techniques and approaches to help people achieve personal transformation, and I even get a bit of coaching myself - scary stuff!

Her 2-word self-description is “perpetual student” which is probably a common thread for many of the guests on the podcast!  Samantha runs her business through her website ModernMind.io.

Samantha's Plus One

"Use Gratitude as a way to equalize where you are now with where you want to be."

Links:

Modernmind – Samantha’s website - https://modernmind.io/  
Mindvalley - https://www.mindvalley.com/  
Jose Silva Method – 2 hr video introduced by Jose Silva on his Self-Help and Meditation technique - https://youtu.be/X2v5vDKz8yY  
Creative Discovery Group - https://creativediscoverygroup.com/  

Books mentioned:

“Who moved my cheese?” – Spencer Johnson - https://amzn.to/3AmjmXk  
“Outliers” - Malcolm Gladwell - https://amzn.to/3wAqMFd  

Quote from Samantha:

“You take the steering wheel of your life, and you start steering…”


Audio Season 2.8 Episode 25 - Samantha Mason-Vazquez - mindset & career transformation coach

Audio Season 2.8 Episode 25 - Samantha Mason-Vazquez - mindset & career transformation coach

August 27, 2022

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Samantha Mason-Vazquez is a mindset and career transformation coach based in Colorado, USA.  Samantha has undergrad & Master’s degrees in psychology & also Fine Arts, and is also a Doctor of Law, and has an impressive list of clients including Google, Hewlett Packard and United Airlines. 

We spend a fascinating hour discussing her techniques and approaches to help people achieve personal transformation, and I even get a bit of coaching myself - scary stuff!

Her 2-word self-description is “perpetual student” which is probably a common thread for many of the guests on the podcast!  Samantha runs her business through her website ModernMind.io.

Samantha's Plus One

"Use Gratitude as a way to equalize where you are now with where you want to be."

Links:

Modernmind – Samantha’s website - https://modernmind.io/  
Mindvalley - https://www.mindvalley.com/  
Jose Silva Method – 2 hr video introduced by Jose Silva on his Self-Help and Meditation technique - https://youtu.be/X2v5vDKz8yY  
Creative Discovery Group - https://creativediscoverygroup.com/  

Books mentioned:

“Who moved my cheese?” – Spencer Johnson - https://amzn.to/3AmjmXk  
“Outliers” - Malcolm Gladwell - https://amzn.to/3wAqMFd  

Quote from Samantha:

“You take the steering wheel of your life, and you start steering…”

 

Video Season 2.8 Episode 24 - Tucker Colburn on independent education

Video Season 2.8 Episode 24 - Tucker Colburn on independent education

August 13, 2022

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Tucker is a thinker about education – why and how it should be done.  With 5 degrees and much research into teaching, learning and the process of education he founded his own school to put his ideas into practice, which makes for a fascinating and insight-packed discussion that any educator can take value from.  The benefits of self-paced learning vs everyone going through the process of learning at the same speed is explored.  Tucker dissects and opens up the weaknesses of the current “standard” educational system and poses some fascinating questions about the status quo and how it might be changed…

 

Quotes

“I don’t do anything except get out of their way – they know what to do”

 

Tucker’s Plus One

Get to know your students and their parents as best you can. Make sure that they know you are on the child's side in everything you possibly can be (even when it rubs the administrators the wrong way). I can't tell you how often that has gotten the lens of scrutiny away from me, and for what it has done for my career. I'm now considered something of an expert in what I do and have been given the opportunity to conduct educational research regarding my methods.”

 

Links

Tucker on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/tucker-colburn-a9b26210/

Tucker’s school - The Independent School of the Mid-South - https://indmidsouth.com/

Summerhill – Suffolk, UK – democratic school – https://www.summerhillschool.co.uk/

Homer Lane - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homer_Lane


Audio Season 2.8 Episode 24 - Tucker Colburn on independent education

Audio Season 2.8 Episode 24 - Tucker Colburn on independent education

August 13, 2022

Season_27_Episode_24_-_Tucker_Colburn_-_The_P...

Tucker is a thinker about education – why and how it should be done.  With 5 degrees and much research into teaching, learning and the process of education he founded his own school to put his ideas into practice, which makes for a fascinating and insight-packed discussion that any educator can take value from.  The benefits of self-paced learning vs everyone going through the process of learning at the same speed is explored.  Tucker dissects and opens up the weaknesses of the current “standard” educational system and poses some fascinating questions about the status quo and how it might be changed…

 

Quotes

“I don’t do anything except get out of their way – they know what to do”

 

Tucker’s Plus One

Get to know your students and their parents as best you can. Make sure that they know you are on the child's side in everything you possibly can be (even when it rubs the administrators the wrong way). I can't tell you how often that has gotten the lens of scrutiny away from me, and for what it has done for my career. I'm now considered something of an expert in what I do and have been given the opportunity to conduct educational research regarding my methods.”

 

Links

Tucker on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/tucker-colburn-a9b26210/

Tucker’s school - The Independent School of the Mid-South - https://indmidsouth.com/

Summerhill – Suffolk, UK – democratic school – https://www.summerhillschool.co.uk/

Homer Lane - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homer_Lane

Video Season 2.7 Episode 23 Jackie Carter - statistics, hybrid academia, empathy & excellence in teaching

Video Season 2.7 Episode 23 Jackie Carter - statistics, hybrid academia, empathy & excellence in teaching

July 30, 2022

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We had a blast making this episode!  Professor Jackie Carter shows that being a Professor of Statistics is anything but scary and takes us through a fascinating squiggle career with loads of divergence, empathy and wonderful anecdotes about teaching, learning and doing things differently!

Jackie is author of "Work placements, internships and applied social research" - available on Amazon at  https://amzn.to/3zlDyYX 

She is also a Board member with the Urban Big Data Centre.

Books we should read:

How to find fulfilling work” by Roman Krznaric 

I am reading 'The New Power University' (2021) by Jonathan Grant which discusses the social purpose of 21st century higher education.

I read Stefan Collini's 'What are Universities for?' about 10 years ago and that is worth reading (and beautifully written).

And my next read is 'Miseducation' by the sociologist Diane Reay - who like me has had a working class route to where she is now.

Also because I am a huge advocate of self-reflection I would recommend Jennifer Moon's 'Using Story in Higher Education and Professional Development' which I have just bought.

And although it's not a book for educators per se I would recommend To Kill a Mockingbird - because it's the best book I know about seeing situations through others' perspectives. 

Jackie's "Plus One":

Celebrate learning. We focus so much on assessment but I focus on celebrating learning through the process of self-reflection, and creating opportunities (like a student half-day conference) so share our success stories. Celebrating learning also means acknowledging mistakes and learning from them - I am a huge fan of making mistakes!


Audio Season 2.7 Episode 23 Jackie Carter - statistics, hybrid academia, empathy & excellence in teaching

Audio Season 2.7 Episode 23 Jackie Carter - statistics, hybrid academia, empathy & excellence in teaching

July 30, 2022

Season_27_Episode_23_-_Jackie_Carter_-_The_Pl...

We had a blast making this episode!  Professor Jackie Carter shows that being a Professor of Statistics is anything but scary and takes us through a fascinating squiggle career with loads of divergence, empathy and wonderful anecdotes about teaching, learning and doing things differently!

Jackie is author of "Work placements, internships and applied social research" - available on Amazon at  https://amzn.to/3zlDyYX 

She is also a Board member with the Urban Big Data Centre.

Books we should read:

How to find fulfilling work” by Roman Krznaric 

I am reading 'The New Power University' (2021) by Jonathan Grant which discusses the social purpose of 21st century higher education.

I read Stefan Collini's 'What are Universities for?' about 10 years ago and that is worth reading (and beautifully written).

And my next read is 'Miseducation' by the sociologist Diane Reay - who like me has had a working class route to where she is now.

Also because I am a huge advocate of self-reflection I would recommend Jennifer Moon's 'Using Story in Higher Education and Professional Development' which I have just bought.

And although it's not a book for educators per se I would recommend To Kill a Mockingbird - because it's the best book I know about seeing situations through others' perspectives. 

Jackie's "Plus One":

Celebrate learning. We focus so much on assessment but I focus on celebrating learning through the process of self-reflection, and creating opportunities (like a student half-day conference) so share our success stories. Celebrating learning also means acknowledging mistakes and learning from them - I am a huge fan of making mistakes!

Video - Season 2.6 - Episode 22 - Paul Hine from ”Made by Mortals” on using theatre for positive social change

Video - Season 2.6 - Episode 22 - Paul Hine from ”Made by Mortals” on using theatre for positive social change

July 23, 2022

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My guest on the show is Paul Hine FRSA, who is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce - granted to individuals that the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) judges to have made outstanding achievements to social progress and development.

His LinkedIn profile describes Paul as a Theatre Maker - someone who creates theatre and associated experiences.  Paul is Director of Made By Mortals, a company that bring's people's experience to life' through immersive (stuff that gets you right involved in the action) podcasts, films and musical theatre shows.

He teaches in community, non-profits and Health and Social Care workforce development – no mention here of “formal” educational institutions – which is one of the reasons I asked him onto the podcast.

Links:

• Made by Mortals - https://www.madebymortals.org/ 
• Armchair Adventures podcast for kids - https://www.madebymortals.org/armchair-adventures/ 
• Hilary Cottam – Radical Help - https://amzn.to/3RWufXF 

Paul’s Plus One

Something about how you can make sessions experiential and participatory- about the power of using participatory arts practice and how it can move people into the right space to learn and explore from. Something about working with people with lived experience.


Audio - Season 2.6 - Episode 22 - Paul Hine from ”Made by Mortals” on using theatre for positive social change

Audio - Season 2.6 - Episode 22 - Paul Hine from ”Made by Mortals” on using theatre for positive social change

July 23, 2022

Season_26_Episode_22_-_Paul_Hine_from_Made_by...

My guest on the show is Paul Hine FRSA, who is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce - granted to individuals that the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) judges to have made outstanding achievements to social progress and development.

His LinkedIn profile describes Paul as a Theatre Maker - someone who creates theatre and associated experiences.  Paul is Director of Made By Mortals, a company that bring's people's experience to life' through immersive (stuff that gets you right involved in the action) podcasts, films and musical theatre shows.

He teaches in community, non-profits and Health and Social Care workforce development – no mention here of “formal” educational institutions – which is one of the reasons I asked him onto the podcast.

Links:

• Made by Mortals - https://www.madebymortals.org/ 
• Armchair Adventures podcast for kids - https://www.madebymortals.org/armchair-adventures/ 
• Hilary Cottam – Radical Help - https://amzn.to/3RWufXF 

Paul’s Plus One

Something about how you can make sessions experiential and participatory- about the power of using participatory arts practice and how it can move people into the right space to learn and explore from. Something about working with people with lived experience.

Video Season 2 Episode 5 - Elena Antonacopoulou

Video Season 2 Episode 5 - Elena Antonacopoulou

July 11, 2022

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Ivey Business School Professor, Axiologist and renowned academic Elena Antonacopoulou talks about advances in management education, her love of language and linking management with art in this fascinating and wide-ranging hour.

 


Audio Season 2 Episode 5 - Elena Antonacopoulou

Audio Season 2 Episode 5 - Elena Antonacopoulou

July 11, 2022

Episode_21_-_Elena_Antonacopoulou_-_The_Plus_...

Ivey Business School Professor, Axiologist and renowned academic Elena Antonacopoulou talks about advances in management education, her love of language and linking management with art in this fascinating and wide-ranging hour.

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