This week, we are excited to feature Amelia Saberwal & Gabi Miller, Life and Leadership Coaches (by day), hosts of Pivot Points Podcast (by night), and experts from our recent Ben workshops in leadership and resilience. As professionals in their field, we asked Gabi and Amelia to share some of their favourite books and podcasts that have helped shape them in work and life.
We’ve loved working with Ben this year, and would like to share festive treats with the wonderful community here. Here are 8 books and podcasts that have lit us in 2020; consider them as gifts to yourself, loved ones or colleagues you want the very best for.
📚 Books we love
- ‘The Joy of Work’ by Bruce Daisley
From the chap who ran Twitter Europe. He gives insight and top tips on organisational culture creation, meeting culture, work hacks and a myriad strategies towards work life fulfilment.
(He also has a podcast – Eat.Sleep.Work.Repeat)
- ‘School of Life & Emotional Education’ by Alain De Botton
He actually says it best - ‘Everything you were never taught at school! Understand emotions, find and sustain in love, succeed in your career, fail well and overcome shame and guilt’.
This book does what it says on the tin! So digestible. From explaining why you argue with your partner, to how to feel ‘good enough’. He also has a YouTube channel called ‘School of Life’ for little bite sized nuggets of wisdom.
- ‘Untamed’ by Glennon Doyle
An unmissable auto-biographical story of Glennon’s radical changes in her life. She stops being told who she is and claims who she REALLY is. She gives the reader permission for different types of parenting, how and who to love, how to build boundaries and unleash your wildest self.
The mantra we remember from this book is ‘We can do hard things’.
- ‘Lovability: Knowing How to Love and Be Loved’ by Robert Holden
When you think something is missing in a relationship – it is probably you.
Whoa! Tell me more we hear you say. OK! ‘Abundance comes from your ability to love and be loved. This ability is innate, not acquired.’
Gabi found her life partner through Holden’s teachings and swears by this book for anyone, everywhere at any stage of life.
- Will there be Donuts? by David Pearl
Guilty of having too many meetings? Check out this book by business expert, David Pearl and you’ll look at “team catch-ups” in a whole new way. Reclaim your working life and make meetings great!
🎙️ Podcasts we love
- Pivot Points with Amelia and Gabi
Ours, obvs! (#shamelessplug).
In Pivot Points, we explore and celebrate change. How the pivotal moments in our lives become our growth opportunities. We chat to such a variety of people, with such a variety of perspectives, and yet the themes are clear:
- learn to fail, or fail to learn (as the wise Tal Ben-Shahar would say)
- failure is a given – it’s your mindset that gives it its meaning
(Our mission is to abolish the word ‘failure’ and replace it with ‘data / experience / par for the course / trial and error / ‘well I won’t do that again!’ etc.)
- slowing down and playing with your pace, to give perspective
- Unlocking Us and Dare to Lead with Brene Brown
‘Dare to Lead’ - latest is with Barack Obama - a leadership masterclass.
If you don’t know her – start here - with this must watch TED talk.
- Mindvalley with Vishen Lakhiani
These podcasts and masterclasses are MIND BLOWING conversations with people at the top of their game in the self-development, personal growth world. Teaching wisdom and ideas that the education system misses. Covering topics from building multi million $ brands, to how to bounce back from pain, to teaching yourself how to speed read.
Amelia and Gabi are life and leadership coaches working with private clients and in the corporate world. They also do webinar workshops:
- Lead with Coaching – teaching leaders the fundamentals of coaching
- Personal Leadership – understanding your inner critics and meeting your inner leader
- Resilient Leaders – how to deal with obstacles and adversity. Tools to help you bounce back and stay buoyant.
A big thank you to Amelia and Gabi for taking the time to share these great resources ❤️