Hong Kong Confidential show

Hong Kong Confidential

Summary: Hong Kong Confidential is a podcast designed to educate and entertain. Jules Hannaford interviews interesting people in Hong Kong about their lives, personal journeys and secrets. Guests share their wisdom, experiences and insights with our audience. Guests include a doula, a dating and relationship coach, community leaders, LGBTQ+ activists, human rights defenders, abuse survivors, psychologists, life coaches, recovered addicts, authors, a fire fighter, a matchmaker, accomplished business women and many more. They all have fascinating stories to share.

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 S1E128: 128| Limiting Beliefs in Relationships | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3421

Valentina Tudose is back with another fantastic podcast on sex and relationships. Today we discuss limiting beliefs in relationships and how we can flip the script. She explains negative self talk and how this can impact both individuals and our relationships. She gives us examples of her own limiting beliefs and how she was able to challenge these thoughts. Valentina gives us the tools to make changes in the way we think so that we can positively impact our love lives. She shares ways that we can harness limiting beliefs into goal setting and become more engaged in our lives. Happy Ever After: https://happyeverafter.asia/ Please visit my Patreon page if you would like to sponsor the production of Hong Kong Confidential Podcast. I have many great rewards to offer my supporters. Thanks for taking the time to check out the page https://www.patreon.com/hongkongconfidential?alert=2 Email: jules@hongkongconfidential.net Webpage: www.hongkongconfidential.net Network: https://www.auscastnetwork.com/home/hong-kong-confidential Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hongkongconfidential/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/juleshannaford/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hongkongconfidential/ Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, YouTube and anywhere you find your podcasts.   Support the show.

 S1E127: 127| Back to Work | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2801

Shirley Adrain is an executive coach, trainer and facilitator with almost 30 years experience in global financial services. She uses her leadership journey to help others take charge of their careers, find and follow their authentic career path. Shirley runs 'Back to Work Hong Kong' where she helps people (mostly women) get back to work after a career break. She shares her insights into the challenges and the rewards that people face as they try to reinvent themselves or return to the workforce. She also works with corporations to help them recognise the value of hiring returnees in their businesses. This is a fantastic podcast for anyone wanting to start a fresh in the job market. Shirely Adrain: https://www.backtoworkhk.com/ Please visit my Patreon page if you would like to sponsor the production of Hong Kong Confidential Podcast. I have many great rewards to offer my supporters. Thanks for taking the time to check out the page https://www.patreon.com/hongkongconfidential?alert=2 Email: jules@hongkongconfidential.net Webpage: https://www.auscastnetwork.com/home/hong-kong-confidential Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hongkongconfidential/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/juleshannaford/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hongkongconfidential/ Subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, YouTube and anywhere you find your podcasts. Support the show.

 S1E126: 126| Technology and Education | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4755

Chris Geary from BSD Education discusses the evolving world of technology and  education. We also explore the future of the world of employment along with the impact of A.I., social media and gaming on society. Chris explains the work that his company BSD Education does in preparing educators and young people for the ever changing world of technology and the workforce. This is a fascinating interview providing insights into the way we can empower young people with the digital tools of the future. Chris also gives us great advice as to how educators can bring technology into every classroom in a meaningful way. Chris Geary: https://bsd.education/ Please visit my Patreon page if you would like to sponsor the production of Hong Kong Confidential Podcast. I have many great rewards to offer my supporters. Thanks for taking the time to check out the page https://www.patreon.com/hongkongconfidential?alert=2 Email: jules@hongkongconfidential.net Webpage: https://www.auscastnetwork.com/home/hong-kong-confidential Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hongkongconfidential/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/juleshannaford/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hongkongconfidential/ Subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, YouTube and anywhere you find your podcasts.   Support the show.

 S1E125: 125| HandsOn Hong Kong | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2558

Sue Toomey has more than 20 years of experience running businesses and supporting global causes. As Executive Director for HandsOn Hong Kong, Sue's focus is developing the strategic direction and leading the team to mobilize and empower the community to volunteer. HandsOn Hong Kong works with a huge number of charities and NGO's across Hong Kong and they encourage people to make a difference and bring the community together to focus on social needs. Sue shares her personal experiences that led her to be someone who wants to help others. She also talks about the huge impact that she and her team of volunteers have had on the Hong Kong community. Her story is inspirational and she is an awesome role model for others. HandsOn Hong Kong: https://www.handsonhongkong.org/ Please visit my Patreon page if you would like to sponsor the production of Hong Kong Confidential Podcast. I have many great rewards to offer my supporters. Thanks for taking the time to check out the page https://www.patreon.com/hongkongconfidential?alert=2 Email: jules@hongkongconfidential.net Webpage: www.hongkongconfidential.net Network: https://www.auscastnetwork.com/home/hong-kong-confidential Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hongkongconfidential/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/juleshannaford/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hongkongconfidential/ Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, YouTube and anywhere you find your podcasts. Support the show.

 S1E124: 124| The Gut Brain Connection | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3757

Ray Heath is a Psychology teacher with a personal interest in gut and brain health, often referred to as the gut-brain axis. Ray talks to us about how we can use the science of psychology to be the best that we can be. We explore the influence of emotions on memory and look at different holistic approaches to health. Ray explains that the mind, body and gut health is all interconnected. Nature verses nurture is a very interesting topic, along with thought regulation and links to gut health and managing anxiety. We delve into microbiome and how it contributes to regulating our stress response. The role that the gut plays in a person' psychological well-being is huge. We discuss menopause, HRT and how gut health can improve symptoms during this time. Ray explains how gut serotonin can regulate digestion, immunity and the nervous system. Finally, we explore habit change and how we can address this as individuals. Ray Heath: https://www.facebook.com/Psychexcite/   Please visit my Patreon page if you would like to sponsor the production of Hong Kong Confidential Podcast. I have many great rewards to offer my supporters. Thanks for taking the time to check out the page https://www.patreon.com/hongkongconfidential?alert=2 Email: jules@hongkongconfidential.net Webpage: www.hongkongconfidential.net Network: https://www.auscastnetwork.com/home/hong-kong-confidential Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hongkongconfidential/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/juleshannaford/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hongkongconfidential/ Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, YouTube and anywhere you find your podcasts. Support the show.

 S1E123: 123| Redefining Success | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3598

REPURPOSED CONTENT- for the Christmas break. Tricia Yap is a holistic coach who encompasses physical training, nutrition, positive psychology and lifestyle choices in her work with her clients. She is an MMA fighter and founder of the Warrior Academy in Hong Kong. Tricia has faced her share of difficulties in her life ranging from being bullied as a child in Australia to dealing with an acrimonious divorce, which made her question her self-worth on many levels.  She harnessed these negative experiences to redefine her success by overcoming feelings of shame, guilt, anger and inadequacy.  She has worked hard to be a better version of herself and now helps others to achieve this same success by teaching people to invest in their own health and wellbeing.  Tricia explains how we can learn from our failures and how we must not define success based on what other people think of us. She shares a great 5 step prioritisation exercise with us that can help us to think about where we are placing all of our time and energy, and the shifts that we could perhaps consider making. Tricia is a motivator, role model and amazing woman. She reminds us that it is “enough to be enough” and ensure that we “do it, say it, be it!” Warrior Academy: http://warrioracademyhk.com/ Please visit my Patreon page if you would like to sponsor the production of Hong Kong Confidential Podcast. I have many great rewards to offer my supporters. Thanks for taking the time to check out the page https://www.patreon.com/hongkongconfidential?alert=2 Email: jules@hongkongconfidential.net Webpage: www.hongkongconfidential.net Network: https://www.auscastnetwork.com/home/hong-kong-confidential Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hongkongconfidential/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/juleshannaford/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hongkongconfidential/ Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, YouTube and anywhere you find your podcasts. Support the show.

 S1E122: 122| Stroke | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3933

REPURPOSED CONTENT for the Christmas break- Kate McAlister was a fit and healthy 31-year-old early childhood educator from California working in Hong Kong, when she had a stroke. At first, she was misdiagnosed and sent home with a migraine but eventually after a whole night of vomiting, she went back to the hospital and was finally diagnosed with having a stroke. She shares her difficult journey in relation to returning to work too quickly and realising she needed to head home to stay with her parents to recuperate. Whilst back in The States, Kate pursued more medical advice by seeing other doctors and specialists, one of which whom made a connection with her stroke and the death of her aunt at 37, who passed away from a dissection in her heart- a similar occurrence to Kate's stroke. Kate explores her journey with grief and loss as she had to come to terms with the fact that her body was not the same as it used to be, and her lifestyle had changed dramatically given that she was an adventurous woman who lived life to the fullest. Kate struggled to discover her self- identity again after this huge life changing event and is still working on this aspect of her life to this day. Her fatigue was immense, and she had to spend a lot of time searching for strength and intestinal fortitude during her rehabilitation process. This is Kate's story of courage, resilience and recovery, and it is truly inspirational. Please visit my Patreon page if you would like to sponsor the production of Hong Kong Confidential Podcast. I have many great rewards to offer my supporters. Thanks for taking the time to check out the page https://www.patreon.com/hongkongconfidential?alert=2 Email: jules@hongkongconfidential.net Webpage: www.hongkongconfidential.net Network: https://www.auscastnetwork.com/home/hong-kong-confidential Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hongkongconfidential/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/juleshannaford/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hongkongconfidential/ Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, YouTube and anywhere you find your podcasts.     Support the show.

 S1E121: 121| Let's Talk About Sex | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3587

REPURPOSED CONTENT for the Christmas break- Valentina Tudose joins me to talk about sex with a focus on educating young people so they have more positive relationships. She explains why it is important to educate teens about respect and consent by teaching them about values and the need to have high self worth. We live in a hyper-sexualised society, where sexting and pornography are prevalent. Valentina advises parents’ ways in which they can discuss these issues with their children and educate them on how to develop their relationships skills.  We talk about sexual pressure and how important it is to set boundaries. Managing emotions is an important part of sexual relationships and Valentina gives us tips on how to do this. Valentina discuses sex positive resources with us and is full of wonderful advice on topic of sex and relationships. “Awareness is the foundation of becoming well adjusted people who can function successfully in relationships.” Happy Ever After: https://happyeverafter.asia/ Please visit my Patreon page if you would like to sponsor the production of Hong Kong Confidential Podcast. I have many great rewards to offer my supporters. Thanks for taking the time to check out the page https://www.patreon.com/hongkongconfidential?alert=2 Email: jules@hongkongconfidential.net Webpage: www.hongkongconfidential.net Network: https://www.auscastnetwork.com/home/hong-kong-confidential Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hongkongconfidential/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/juleshannaford/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hongkongconfidential/ Subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, YouTube and anywhere you find your podcasts. Sponsored by Teresa’s Turkish Towels https://hkturkish.com/   Support the show.

 S1E120: 120| Surviving the Tsunami | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4266

REPURPOSED CONTENT for the Christmas break- Temmy Maclean and her 63-year-old mother were caught in the 2004 Tsunami in Thailand. This is the first time that Temmy has shared her story publicly. Temmy talks about the fear she felt and how she came to terms with the fact that she was going to die. She and 64 other people were stranded on Bamboo Island after being caught in the Tsunami during a day trip to Phi Phi Island. She and her mother went into self-preservation mode whilst being in a heightened state of sheer terror. Temmy explains the impact that this near-death experience had on both her and her mother and how she dealt with the trauma at the time and when she returned to her life in Hong Kong. This is a powerful example of human strength in the face of a devastating natural disaster. Temmy’s story will have you on the edge of your seat. A Listener Note: This podcast explores some distressing themes- listener discretion is advised. Please visit my Patreon page if you would like to sponsor the production of Hong Kong Confidential Podcast. I have many great rewards to offer my supporters. Thanks for taking the time to check out the page https://www.patreon.com/hongkongconfidential?alert=2 Email: jules@hongkongconfidential.net Webpage: https://www.auscastnetwork.com/home/hong-kong-confidential Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hongkongconfidential/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/juleshannaford/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hongkongconfidential/ Subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, YouTube and anywhere you find your podcasts.   Support the show.

 S1E119: 119| Chinese Convo | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2838

Jing speaks to me about her Chinese culture, traditions and upbringing for International Podcast Day 2019. She shares her life story with a focus on the one child policy in China, her schooling, family life and some of her favourite memories. Jing explains some of the more difficult parts of her childhood and how she has overcome these struggles. Jing has a German boyfriend and she shares how this intercultural relationship has been received by her family and how she and her boyfriend have managed to adjust to each others cultural differences. Jing explains the differences between living in China and Hong Kong. Please visit my Patreon page if you would like to sponsor the production of Hong Kong Confidential Podcast. I have many great rewards to offer my supporters. Thanks for taking the time to check out the page https://www.patreon.com/hongkongconfidential?alert=2 Email: jules@hongkongconfidential.net Webpage: https://www.auscastnetwork.com/home/hong-kong-confidential Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hongkongconfidential/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/juleshannaford/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hongkongconfidential/ Subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, YouTube and anywhere you find your podcasts. Support the show.

 S1E118: 118| Healing with Hypnotherapy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2337

Nivedita Ramanujam is pursuing a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and is a qualified counsellor. She is qualified in EMDR, CBT, Mindfulness and Meditation. She is also a certified Hypnotherapist. Nivedita blends Western psychology and Eastern healing traditions including mindfulness and meditation. Nivedita shares her knowledge about treating many mental health issues in her work as a counsellor. We focus a great deal on hypnotherapy and the impact that it can have on individuals. Nivedita explains the techniques she uses, the ways that hypnotherapy can benefit people from all walks of life and explains some of the myths surrounding this healing practice. This is a fascinating topic and an insightful interview with a passionate practitioner. Nivedita Ramanujam: https://www.otandp.com/our-practitioners/nivedita-ramanujam?hsLang=en Please visit my Patreon page if you would like to sponsor the production of Hong Kong Confidential Podcast. I have many great rewards to offer my supporters. Thanks for taking the time to check out the page https://www.patreon.com/hongkongconfidential?alert=2 Email: jules@hongkongconfidential.net Webpage: https://www.auscastnetwork.com/home/hong-kong-confidential Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hongkongconfidential/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/juleshannaford/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hongkongconfidential/ Subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, YouTube and anywhere you find your podcasts. Support the show.

 S1E117: 117| The Teen Dynamo | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2563

Karl Lam is an entrepreneur, journalist and a go-getter yet he is still in high school. He is passionate about mental health and is the founder of Live Well Sell Well, a community empowerment initiative, focusing on empowering women, entrepreneurs and self-starters with skills in media and marketing, whilst also spreading awareness about healthy living and well-being. Karl works in digital marketing and is also a TEDx speaker. Karl was named Hong Kong's Youngest PR Powerhouse by WeWork & Social Space Magazine's Changemaker. Karl shares his wisdom and reminds us that taking risks and putting yourself out there can yield great results. Karl is an old soul in a young body. I learnt a lot from this teen dynamo. Karl Lam: xylamkarl@gmail.com Please visit my Patreon page if you would like to sponsor the production of Hong Kong Confidential Podcast. I have many great rewards to offer my supporters. Thanks for taking the time to check out the page https://www.patreon.com/hongkongconfidential?alert=2 Email: jules@hongkongconfidential.net Webpage: https://www.auscastnetwork.com/home/hong-kong-confidential Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hongkongconfidential/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/juleshannaford/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hongkongconfidential/ Subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, YouTube and anywhere you find your podcasts.   Support the show.

 S1E115: 116| Grappling with Grief | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3324

Sofie was one of three siblings but sadly both of her sisters passed away when she was young. She shares the traumatic stories of her sisters’ deaths and her journey through grief as she dealt with these tragic life events. We delve deeply into the notion of grief, coping strategies and the impact on the whole family and how each person dealt with grief differently. Sofie internalised her grief after the death of her first sister and became very stoic, this suppression of her grief meant that when her second sister died, she was impacted intensely. We discuss the benefits of counselling to help a person to “struggle effectively” to manage their grief. This is a moving and thoughtful exploration of one woman’s personal take on grief and loss. Sofie is now a midwife and helps bring new souls into the world. Sofie Jacobs: https://www.urban-hatch.com/ Please visit my Patreon page if you would like to sponsor the production of Hong Kong Confidential Podcast. I have many great rewards to offer my supporters. Thanks for taking the time to check out the page https://www.patreon.com/hongkongconfidential?alert=2 Email: jules@hongkongconfidential.net Webpage: https://www.auscastnetwork.com/home/hong-kong-confidential Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hongkongconfidential/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/juleshannaford/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hongkongconfidential/ Subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, YouTube and anywhere you find your podcasts.   Support the show.

 S1E115: 115| Soul Searching with Bess Hepworth- Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2921

Bess Hepworth is the mother of a hearing and sight impaired young boy who is the most joyful and inspiring child that you might ever meet. He has a degenerative condition which requires Bess and her wife to travel from Hong Kong to Australia for his treatment. Bess shares her inspirational parenting journey with us and the challenges and rewards she and her wife have faced along the way, whilst raising this two beautiful sons. Bess discusses the highs and lows that come with balancing work, activism, marriage and parenting. We hear the heartwarming story of how Bess met her wife and how they have forged a life together in Hong Kong. Bess is an inspiration to us all on so many levels. This is part 2 of the interview with Bess. Please go back and listen to episode 114 first. Planet Ally: https://www.planetally.org/ Please visit my Patreon page if you would like to sponsor the production of Hong Kong Confidential Podcast. I have many great rewards to offer my supporters. Thanks for taking the time to check out the page https://www.patreon.com/hongkongconfidential?alert=2 Email: jules@hongkongconfidential.net Webpage: https://www.auscastnetwork.com/home/hong-kong-confidential Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hongkongconfidential/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/juleshannaford/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hongkongconfidential/ Subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, YouTube and anywhere you find your podcasts. Support the show.

 S1E114: 114| Soul Searching with Bess Hepworth- Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3577

Bess Hepworth is an Australian born mother, wife and a human rights defender. Bess spends most of her time raising her sons and being the proud founder of Planet Ally, a group whose mission is to empower allyship and give people the resources and tools to advance human rights and help build stronger, more resilient communities. An active LGBTQ community member in the Asia-Pacific region and champion of positive change, Bess specialises in using social media as a tool for visibility, solidarity and advocacy for LGBTQ communities. Bess shares her deeply personal story with us and opens up about things that she has never spoken about publicly. She shares the impact and pain that she and her family faced when her mother was killed in a boating accident when Bess was a young girl. She explores her grief and the impact this had on her and opens up about the challenges she faced growing up with a family member who became abusive towards her. Bess talks about coming out as a lesbian and how her life has been enriched by her loving wife and her two beautiful sons. This is a moving and confronting podcast where Bess courageously bares her soul in the hope that sharing her story will help her heal from the deep wounds that she suffered as a child. This is part one of a two part podcast. Planet Ally: https://www.planetally.org/ Please visit my Patreon page if you would like to sponsor the production of Hong Kong Confidential Podcast. I have many great rewards to offer my supporters. Thanks for taking the time to check out the page https://www.patreon.com/hongkongconfidential?alert=2 Email: jules@hongkongconfidential.net Webpage: https://www.auscastnetwork.com/home/hong-kong-confidential Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hongkongconfidential/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/juleshannaford/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hongkongconfidential/ Subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, YouTube and anywhere you find your podcasts. Support the show.

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