This podcast series showcases professionals who are blending two or more juxtaposed skillsets–e.g. mountain rescue, sculpture and micro-brewing–with a more traditional profession. We learn how the skills they learn in one area enrich the other.

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Intersections Podcasts

Vice Provost Orla Shiels of Trinity College Dublin – Micro Credentials with Macro Impact

Professor Orla Sheils is the Vice-Provost and Chief Academic Officer at Trinity College Dublin as well as holding the position of Professor of Molecular Diagnostics. Prior to her appointment as Vice-Provost in 2021, Orla served as the Director of Medical Ethics in the School of Medicine, was the founding Director of the Trinity Translational Medici...
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Linda Doyle: 45th Provost of Trinity College Dublin: Building an AI Empowered University with Community at its Core

Linda Doyle was officially installed as the 45th Provost of Trinity College Dublin in August 2021. She is the first female province to the institution's over 430 year history and we profiled her in the run up to that election (see podcast here: ...
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Emma Olivier – Trail Blazer and Disability Advocate: Highlighting the Twenty Percent

Emma Olivier is the founder and CEO of Twenty Percent, a disability Advisory working with Corporate Australia.  She was born with a limb difference - without a left hand – and understands from her own lived experience the challenges and opportunities of having a disability in the corporate world.  She spent over 30 years in consulting, most rec...
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209. Paul Guilliotti of Richmond and Wandsworth Council: From Pooling to a League 2 Football Team: The Life and Times of a Real Life Ted Lasso

Paul Guilliotti is Assistant Director – Financial Services – at Richmond and Wandsworth Councils.  He has had a long career in local government and is a frequent participant in discussions around leveling up and LGPS pooling. Our conversation starts with Paul’s childhood where he spent some time in Zambia during his early school years.  We ...
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Caroline Cavanagh: Notes from the Stress-Busting Toolbox: Special Release for Mental Health Awareness Week 2023

In this special bonus episode for Mental Health Awareness Week 2023 we hear from Caroline Cavanagh, who is an Anxiety Specialist, Author, Professional Speaker and National Award Winning Therapist. She works both one on one as well as with organizations to maintain good mental health within their staff and to help individuals to reduce anxiety and s...
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The Love Series Bonus: Charlotte O’Leary – CEO of Pensions for Purpose – Where Passion and Purpose Collide

Charlotte O’Leary is Chief Executive Officer and Director of Pensions for Purpose, which exists as a bridge between asset managers, pension funds and their professional advisers, to encourage the flow of capital towards impact investment. She has had a long career in investment management, with a particular focus on pensions as well as ESG and im...
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Caroline Kenyon – Broadcaster and Serial Entrepreneur – Celebrating a Life of Food, Glorious Food

Caroline Kenyon, broadcaster and serial entrepreneur in the world of food, founder of The Food Awards Company and co-founder of the radio company Food FM.  I invited Caroline to sit down with me to talk about her love of food and how she nurtures it and cultivates it in others. We start her upbringing in London and how she moved to study law at...
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Hear from Linda Doyle, Provost of Trinity College Dublin, and the first female provost in its history, about her vision for the college.

Minh Tsai discusses his passion for food, and his transition from a career in management consulting.

While Robert Finkel shares his move into micro-brewing from the world of private equity.

Hear four senior higher education professionals discuss their views of the third level institution of the future here:

Jane Ohlmeyer speaks about the importance of academic freedom, being climate warriors and the right structures to optimize learning and growth: 9.32 to 17.21

Linda Doyle discusses becoming a climate-first institution and all that that entails as well as the importance of instilling a deep-rooted fairness in academic promotions 6.57 to 16.22

Linda Hogan discusses the importance of a university being a connected community: 9.38 to 15.07

Dr. Margaret Casely- Hayford discusses the future of blended learning and the impact that Brexit has had on UK-based institutions: 22.26 to 26.04


Go to our Meditations Hub for a series of free inspiring meditations. Whether you want to start the day with a positive mindset, reset during the day, calm your mind or draw upon the power to forgive, these reflections will encourage you to give yourself this time.

Go to our Coaching Hub for videos from some of our inspiring guests and coaches to help with your career and personal development.

Hear from Oli Shakir-Khalil about his mental health advocacy here: Listen from 6.30 to 12.5 on Apple or Spotify.


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