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

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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Dena Ackerman – Artist, Illustrator and Art Instructor – Art as a Labor of Love

Dena Ackerman is a fine artist, illustrator, art instructor and writer now based in Israel, but originally from Los Angeles. She is a frequent presence on LinkedIn, and has a passionate following because of her relatable, personal posts, as well as her vulnerability around the challenges of making a living as an artist. I came across her through a ...
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Bonus: Laura Sage – The Power to Chill Anywhere

Laura Sage is CEO at Chill Anywhere, and Co-Founder of the Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Foundation.  She has previously held a series of advisory and business development roles at different financial institutions including hedge funds. Our conversation starts with her financial career, and the grueling travel schedule that accompanied it.  She describ...
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3. Bonus: Fiftyfaces Focus Medicine and Science – Chidiebere Ibe – Representation with a Difference

Chidiebere Ibe is a medical student and Forbes-Featured medical illustrator whose illustration of a black fetus in utero went viral in December 2021.  Many commentators said that this was the first time that they had seen a depiction of a dark-skinned fetus or pregnant woman and provoked a discussion about the lack of representation of such images...
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Bonus – Fiftyfaces Medicine and Science: Dr. Patrick Devitt: Modern Psychiatry – Reflections on the Road to Here

Dr. Patrick Devitt is my father and co-host of the first series of Inspiring People in the Law.  He is a consultant psychiatrist in  in Dublin, Ireland, and formerly spent time as Mental Health Inspector. His area of specialty is community psychiatry and Medico-legal psychiatry. He also has degrees in law and science.  ...
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Bonus: Inspiring People in Medicine and Science: Professor Brian Devitt – Orthopaedic Surgeon – Mobility, Quality of Life, Sport and the Importance of EQ in Medicine

Professor Brian Devitt is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Professor of Orthopaedics and Surgical Biomechanics at Dublin City University.  He studied medicine at University College Dublin and has a particular focus on the knee. He is also my brother and given that he has spent that last 8 years in Melbourne, Australia and we have only seen eachot...
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Intersections Resources

Intersections Themes

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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