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Jun 27, 2023

Do you consider yourself an inspiration? Most of us don’t. But everybody has the capacity to inspire others to act and, in L&D, that’s basically part of the job!

In this episode of The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, Ross G and Owen are joined by author and adventurer Sue Stockdale, the first British woman to ski to the Magnetic North Pole. We discuss:

·       Sue’s background and adventures

·       How we as individuals can inspire and motivate others

·       How to scale inspiration across an entire organization.

To find out more about Sue, visit:

In ‘What I Learned this Week’, Owen discussed the strange goings on at Reddit:

Ross discussed Dr Libby Sander’s article on the psychological impact of where we work:

And Sue discussed positive visualization, leading to an unexpected appearance from Ben Goldacre’s Golden Arse Beam:

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Connect with our speakers   

If you'd like to share your thoughts on this episode, connect with our speakers:

·       Ross Garner - @RossGarnerMT or on LinkedIn

·       Owen Ferguson - @OwenFerguson or on LinkedIn

·       Sue Stockdale - @SueStockdale or on LinkedIn