The Self-Worth Safari

By John Niland

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How do we apply self-worth to life and work—particularly now in the Age of Covid? The Self-Worth Safari podcast is a series of conversations with a variety of professionals who lead, create, cajole, encourage, train, nurture self-worth with other people.You will hear a wide range of accents, voices and experience. Some work with the young, others with the experienced. Some have been through hard times. All are passionate and inspired by what they do. Listen, enjoy… and maybe join in?

Episode Date
Building a Professional Identity at University with Dr. Clare Forder from Brighton University

In this episode John Niland speaks with Dr Clare Forder on the challenges faced by students and how Professional Identity is relevant.

Jul 05, 2022
Building a Professional Identity in Intentional Culture

My guest today is Tracy Phillips, who has built her professional identity by partnering with leaders and their teams to intentionally create their culture. By magnifying each person’s strengths, this results in an increase in trust, collaboration and performance.

Sep 29, 2021
Building a Professional Identity in the Automotive Sector

In this series on “Inspiring Identities” we look at the practical experience of professionals who have built a clear professional identity.

A professional identity is not static. It evolves as the market evolves…  and as we grow, too.  My guest today is Stuart Copeland of Stonac Ltd, who has built a leading identity in the automotive sector.

In this conversation, we explore how Stuart’s value-proposition has evolved over his many years of experience,  some of the challenges of being self-employed and how he has developed a strong reputation in the marketplace.

Jul 22, 2021
Building a Professional Identity in Scientific and Engineering Worlds

In this series on “Inspiring Identities” we look at how some real people have established themselves in the marketplace. 

You can build a Professional Identity in many ways. My guest today is James McNally, who has build a very specific professional identity by developing high-quality measurement systems to demonstrate and validate systems in scientific and engineering R&D. 

In this conversation, we explore how James differentiates his services from a host of others LabVIEW consultants; how his clients find him and how he sees his professional identity. We also explore some of the self-worth challenges along the way and how James sees himself today.

Jul 09, 2021
Self-Worth in Career-Reinvention

In this episode of “The Self-Worth Safari” podcast, we look at self-worth in the context of career-reinvention. John’s guest is Amy Moser, who worked in corporate communications for more than 20 years. Today, Amy works with divorcing mothers and divorce lawyers, helping them with mental fitness for the challenges they face.

Mar 12, 2021
What is Your Next Chapter?

In this episode of “The Self-Worth Safari” Angela Raspass ( discusses her latest book “Your Next Chapter”.  Angela is a speaker, author and coach, based in Sydney. In this conversation with John, she discusses her own self-worth journey from addiction to recovery, from a career in marketing to her current work as a mentor and coach.

Dec 07, 2020
A Journey to Self-Love

In this session, John talks with Dr Andrea Pennington, an internationally renowned self-love and resilience expert. Her books include “Real Self Love”, “Life after Trauma” and “The Top Ten Traits of Highly Resilient People”. In this episode, Andrea talks to John about depression, the effects of the pandemic and her hope for the future.

Nov 30, 2020
What issues women are facing in pandemic times?

In this episode of The Self Worth Safari, John interviews Kristin Engvig, the CEO and Founder of WIN and WINConference. Since 1998, Kristin has been a leading international figure in women’s networking and diversity. In this episode, she explores some of the current issues for women, particularly in pandemic times.

Nov 09, 2020
Badass Women: self-worth from the female perspective

Anita Sheehan is a Self-Worth coach and comes very much from the Appreciative Inquiry school and has recently started running an online bootcamp called Badass Women.

In this episode she talks to John about the self-worth issues that particularly apply to women and how these show up in her "Badass Bootcamp" series.

Sep 21, 2020
Self-worth for over 50's

In this episode John interviews Bess Stonehouse, a very creative and pragmatic consultant with a background in arts and business. 
People who are over 50, and especially those over 60, are being ignored while all the attention is going to younger generations. You may not be over 50, but you may be listening to this with parents, loved ones, colleagues or clients...  in mind.
How do you deal with with others saying 'you had your chance' and your own inner voices that say 'you are not good enough', 'your not young enough'? How do you plan with confidence for the future?

Sep 21, 2020
Self-Worth in student life

John Niland from Self-Worth Academy interviews John Perry who is a principal teaching fellow in healthcare communication in Southampton University. He is also a freelance coach, counselor and therapist with particular interest in psychological resilience.

In this episode, we explore student struggles when it comes to their self-worth, particularly when it relates to performance. Medical students are often the "top" students throughout their early student life... so when getting into university and not being able to be top of the class, many start facing new mental-health challenges. Self-worth soon sits centre-stage, sometimes in quite tragic ways.

Sep 18, 2020