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Going Conscious

Discover new ways to live freedom and impact with visionary change-makers. The Going Conscious podcast brings you weekly conversations with entrepreneurs and change-makers who have left unfulfilling lives behind and created meaning, prosperity and impact in this new world where purpose drives success. Those who are transforming themselves and helping to transform the world, on their terms. Through the lens of conscious entrepreneurship expert Nikki Trott, together let’s deepen our understanding of ourselves, challenge our assumptions and unleash our unique journeys to the fullest, leaving a positive legacy. #LiveYourFreedom

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#110 From avoiding to integrating emotions: Letters to the many shades of magic in you with Pavita Singh
Pavita is a polymath whose mission is to spread light, love, learning, and laughter. She is the Executive Director of Girls Health Ed and award-winning international bestselling author of To All the Magic in Me.   People often go through life avoiding negative emotions, forgetting that they are an integral part of the human experience. An authentic depiction of the human spirit informed by the author's own mental health struggles and life experiences, To All the Magic in Me: A Collection of Love Letters to All of Life's Emotions offers a new perspective on negative emotions and the powerful role that they, along with positive emotions, play in our lives. From boredom to bliss, perfectionism to passion, anxiety to relief, and everything in between and beyond, the states of being covered in this poetry collection remind readers of the complexity, lessons, and beauty to be found in all emotions.   In this episode we talk about the “edit” in “meditate”, how to say “no” to misaligned business opportunities, the many shades of emotions, imposter syndrome, feminist grassroots and Pavita reads us a beautiful poem on Surrender.   Discover show notes, Pavita’s book and more on www.goingconscious.com.   Connect with Pavita:Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram @magicwithpavita   Connect with Nikki:Instagram & LinkedIn @nikkitrott www.consciousaccelerator.com
51:32 10/05/2022
#109 From underwriter to CEO: Creating an Inclusive Workforce through Open Hiring with Joe Kenner
Joe began his career as an underwriter for Chubb & Son, Inc. and then moved into insurance risk management as an analyst for Lehman Brothers, Inc. He subsequently worked with PepsiCo for nine years. In 2010, Joe fulfilled his desire to have an impact on public policy affecting the country's Department of Social Services, which had an operating budget of $600 million. The first African American elected as a village trustee in his community of Port Chester, New York, he also served as deputy mayor from 2011 to 2012. Joe was appointed President and CEO of Greyston in April 2020 after serving two years as vice president.   In this episode we talk about how Joe, together with his team, bakes 12 million brownies a year, and you’ve probably eaten one in your Ben & Jerry’s. But the real product of Greyston is the people, many of whom are traditionally excluded from the workforce and have been given the opportunity to thrive through Greyton’s paradigm-shifting opening hiring concept.   We talk about the new leadership playbook, how product needs to connect with broader society, and how to discover your gift to make the impact you are called to make.   Discover show notes, Joe’s book recommendation and more on www.goingconscious.com.   Connect with Joe:info@greyston.orgGreyston.orgLinkedin & Instagram: Greyston and Joe Kenner   Connect with Nikki:Instagram & LinkedIn @nikkitrott www.consciousaccelerator.com
51:05 09/28/2022
# 108 Reading from Citizens: Why the Key to Fixing Everything is All of Us
Written by Jon Alexander with Ariane Conrad, Citizens opens up a new way of understanding ourselves and shows us what we must do to survive and thrive as individuals, organisations, and nations.   I spoke with Jon in last week’s episode and today read some short sections for you. Discover how when our institutions treat people as creative, empowered creatures rather than consumers, everything changes.   Unleashing the power of everyone equips us to face the challenges of economic insecurity, climate crisis, public health threats, and polarisation.   Discover show notes, Jon’s book and more on www.goingconscious.com.   Connect with Jon: Twitter & LinkedIn @JonAlexander Buy the book from Cambria Press   Connect with Nikki: Instagram & LinkedIn @nikkitrott www.consciousaccelerator.com
19:00 09/21/2022
#107 From advertising to advocacy: The rise of the Citizen Story with Jon Alexander
Jon Alexander is the author of CITIZENS: Why the Key to Fixing Everything is All of Us, and co-founder of the New Citizenship Project. He spent the first decade of his career winning awards in the advertising industry, then changed direction to use his skills to involve people in the world as Citizens, instead of just selling stuff to Consumers…   Only recently published, his book is already receiving huge acclaim and his work is being covered in major publications. I’m thrilled for him and so encouraged that this important work is being spread and read by many, as it needs to be.   In this episode we talk about why things are up for grabs in society in ways they haven’t been before, the collapse of the Consumer Story and the rise of the Citizen Story - the deepest truth of humanity. We talk about the huge opportunity for the world that is business, not to minimise harm but to do more good, how to celebrate the connection between humans and nature, and Jon asks us what you would do today if you truly believed in those around you and yourself.   Discover show notes, Jon’s book and more on www.goingconscious.com.   Connect with Jon:Twitter & LinkedIn @JonAlexanderBuy the book from Cambria Press   Connect with Nikki:Instagram & LinkedIn @nikkitrott www.consciousaccelerator.com
39:56 09/14/2022
#106 In case you missed it: Healing yourself from within on Going Conscious
Celebrating two years of Going Conscious! I’ve interviewed over 100 guests from all over the world, ages 20s up to 70s, discussing topics from where spirituality intersects with business to finding aligned investors, healing from within and nurturing conscious relationships.   These conversations have led me to spot patterns of how people change their lives and create conscious business success. Without realising it when I started the podcast, I’ve done an enormous amount of research, which I am currently summarising for my upcoming book, Going Conscious! I’m excited to announce here for the first time that it will be published in May 2023.   I can’t wait to share it with you!! You will be able to learn how to transform yourself so you can transform the world using business for good. The 9 key transformations that will revolutionise you, your business and your life. How to finally bring your inner transformation together with your business output, as they have been separated for too long, and your conscious business is ultimately an expression of your inner world.   In this recap episode you will hear the first parts of four Going Conscious episodes that centre around healing yourself from within. I spoke with these four amazing women to discover their journeys and how they discovered how to heal themselves. It is incredibly powerful to unleash our inner abilities if only we give ourselves the chance and space.   We will hear from Emma who discovered how dance is medicine and healed herself from not being able to walk and having tried all the western medicine drugs she could, to being free and fit, moving her body and helping others to do the same. We will hear from Shayoon who, together with her husband Alexander, runs the LightForce centre in Bali and online, and she tells us about her incredible journey from fashion stylist in LA to helping people heal their traumas, and how motherhood was her rebirth. Giap shares her courageous path from banking in London to discovering healing and her Buddhist roots, as well as open vulnerability about conscious relationships. And we hear from Rita who found healing in raw vegan eating and discovered holistic approaches to surrender and discover her inner power.   Please let me know in a short review which episode, guest or takeaway grabs your attention, and I’ll be reading some out as listener shout-outs soon.   To listen to the full episodes, search for: #86 Emma Marshall #78 Shayoon Mendeluk #37 Giap Tongsayor #24 Rita Pira   Discover show notes, book recommendations and more on www.goingconscious.com.   Connect with Nikki:Instagram & LinkedIn @nikkitrott www.consciousaccelerator.com
63:17 09/07/2022
#105 From advertising to responsibility: How to use our collective power for good with Harriet Kingaby
Harriet is an activist, working at the intersection of advertising, AI and misinformation. Her role at Media Bounty focuses on insight gathering and climate misinformation across a range of groundbreaking clients and projects from electric vehicles to green finance.   She co-founded The Conscious Advertising Network with Jake Dubbins of Media Bounty in 2018 and has since seen it gain international recognition, work with the UN, and grow to over 150 members from Virgin Media O2 to Accenture Interactive.   In this episode we talk about corporate sustainability, how advertising funds the internet and the responsibility that creates, the lucrative disinformation economy, pillars for conscious advertising, how we can use our collective power for good and why no one knows what the facebook algorithm does anymore.   Discover show notes, Harriet’s book recommendation and more on www.goingconscious.com.   Connect with Harriet:LinkedIn Harriet KingabyAdvertisers - consciousadnetwork.orgClimate disinformation - atclimatelabs.org   Connect with Nikki:Instagram & LinkedIn @nikkitrott www.consciousaccelerator.com
53:10 08/31/2022
#104 From performance to balance: Living a bit more Scandinavian with Shaun Russell
Shaun is the Founder of Skandinavisk, with a vision to inspire the world to live more Scandinavian via fragrance stories designed to leave a lighter footprint. He is Chair of the B Corp Beauty Coalition, a collective action initiative of almost 50 B Corps committed to working together to change the beauty industry for good, and he is the receiver of Denmark's inaugural 'ESG Frontrunner' award.   In this episode we talk about why balance is the key to Scandinavian countries being so progressive on many measures and the liberation of shifting business to be based on ethics. We talk about the effects of nature dominating life, the pain of discovering the gap between how good you think you are and how good you actually are, about B Corp, the financial results of doing the right thing, the need for a more enlightened citizen, the drive of community, how to make personal impact and why we need to start small.   Discover show notes, Shaun’s book recommendation and more on www.goingconscious.com.   Connect with Shaun:Linkedin:skandinavisk.com   Connect with Nikki:Instagram & LinkedIn @nikkitrott www.consciousaccelerator.com
42:57 08/24/2022
#103 Reading from Motherhood: Facing and Finding Yourself by Lisa Marchiano
In this episode I read the beginning of this inspiring book which my husband gave to me on my first Mothers’ Day.   You will hear about why motherhood is ‘the ultimate confrontation with yourself’ and how it is an opportunity for your own transformation. You will hear personal stories and an ancient tale of feminine initiation.   The book is a deep dive into the universal archetypes and themes of motherhood.   Discover show notes, our library and more on www.goingconscious.com.   Find out more about the author, Lisa Marchiano:lisamarchiano.com   Connect with Nikki:Instagram & LinkedIn @nikkitrott www.consciousaccelerator.com
24:36 08/17/2022
#102 From motherhood to finding yourself: Connecting with your instincts with Lisa Marchiano
Lisa is a writer and Jungian analyst in private practice in Philadelphia. She is the cohost and creator of the popular podcast This Jungian Life, teaches at the C.G. Jung Institute of Philadelphia, and lectures widely on Jungian topics. She is the author of the book Motherhood: Facing and Finding Yourself and her writings have appeared in publications including Quillette, The Journal of Analytical Psychology, and Psychological Perspectives.   In this episode we go ‘there’ and talk about the meaning of life! We talk about the places parenthood can take you that you wouldn’t otherwise have gone to, how to let go of what no longer excites you, how to find what wants to manifest through you, the archetype of the creatrix and how to tap into your creative confidence.   Discover show notes, Lisa’s book recommendation and more on www.goingconscious.com.   Connect with Lisa:Twitter @LisaMarchianoPodcast: This Jungian Life   Connect with Nikki:Instagram & LinkedIn @nikkitrott www.consciousaccelerator.com
46:50 08/10/2022
#101 From brand to soul: Becoming an impactful New Earth Leader with Emma Shoesmith
Emma works with creative, sustainably aware, soul-led entrepreneurs to build deep trust in their intuition and blend feminine and masculine energetics in order to manifest more time and build sacred strategy in alignment with their core values. She helps them hit income goals and position themselves as impactful New Earth Leaders.   In this episode we talk about how business can be a spiritual practice, why you need a money alter, re-framing motherhood, intuitive leadership, the sister wound and why success is collaboration.   Discover show notes, Emma’s book recommendation and more on www.goingconscious.com.   Connect with Emma:www.emmashoesmith.comPodcast: New Earth Business   Connect with Nikki:Instagram & LinkedIn @nikkitrott www.consciousaccelerator.com
55:27 08/03/2022
#100 In case you missed it: Recap of channeling purpose on Going Conscious
Welcome to episode 100 of Going Conscious! That’s a lot of powerful conversations and brilliant people I have been lucky enough to speak with. This milestone has got me reflecting and noticing how much I myself have evolved over this time. In this episode I share reflections on how I have personally grown over this journey of the first 100 episodes, and what I would like to see in the next 100 episodes.   In this recap episode you will hear the first parts of four Going Conscious episodes that centre around channeling purpose. Purpose is core to everything that every Going Conscious guest does and a main foundation of their success. What is purpose, can you find it and what parts of conventional purpose discourse are irrelevant to you? You will hear different perspectives and insights from four angles and personal experiences of purpose. Enjoy discovering this inspiration and checking out some of the interviews you may have missed.   We will hear from serial entrepreneur, business leader and bestselling business author Catherine Bell on how purpose and profit can exist together, from author, consultancy founder and touring professional speaker Laura Gassner Otting on how to make sure you don’t end up with other people’s definitions of purpose, from award/winning barrister Abi Johnson on her threads of purpose and journey to activism, and another bestselling author of awardwinning book The Purpose Myth, Charlotte Cramer, on the purpose vacuum and how to get out of it. These four people all have profound stories and are widely recognised thoughtleaders.   Please let me know in a short review which episode, guest or takeaway grabs your attention, and I’ll be reading some out as listener shout-outs soon.   To listen to the full episodes, search for: #73 Catherine Bell #40 Laura Gassner Otting #85 Abi Johnson #63 Charlotte Cramer   Discover show notes, book recommendations and more on www.goingconscious.com.   Connect with Nikki:Instagram & LinkedIn @nikkitrott www.consciousaccelerator.com
69:08 07/27/2022
#99 Reading from The Top 5 Regrets of the Dying by Bronnie Ware: A life transformed by the dearly departing
This is one of my favourite books and most talked about on Going Conscious, particularly in earlier episodes, and is a beautifully positive account of lessons we can integrate into our lives now to help transform how we live whilst we still have time.    Bronnie Ware shares the lessons she learned whilst working in palliative care and explains how you can take them on board now and live the life you’re here to live.   I know that thousands of people now listen to Going Conscious each week, and I would love to hear from you about what you’d like to hear more of. Please let me know through Instagram DMs @nikkitrott or by leaving your comments or favourite take-aways as a review wherever you’re listening.   I’d love to hear from you!   Discover show notes, our library and more on www.goingconscious.com.   Connect with Nikki:Instagram & LinkedIn @nikkitrott www.consciousaccelerator.com   Find out more about the author, Bronnie Ware:www.bronnieware.comBook Title: The Top 5 Regrets of the Dying: A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing
22:20 07/20/2022
#98 From guessing to listening: Channelling capitalism for good with John Holt
John is a serial founder and capitalist for good based in Wellington, New Zealand. His latest venture, All Things Considered, is a global platform for considerate consumers of fashion. His purpose is to actively engage the world, learn and grow from that, and share with others.   In this episode we talk about tall poppy syndrome, impact ventures, super-diversity, why Founders need to spend more time listening, and the great resignation driven by purpose.   Discover more on www.goingconscious.com.   Connect with John:www.alltc.cowww.territory3.communitywww.tainz.com   Connect with Nikki:Instagram & LinkedIn @nikkitrott www.consciousaccelerator.com
52:16 07/13/2022
#97 From brands to planet: Using the arts in service of nature with Karina Abramova
Karina is a conscious changemaker who flipped her 15+ years of professional experience from serving brands to serving the planet. She’s now an MA at Central Saint Martins on a mission to research, design and co-create innovative community solutions and funding for regenerative projects, combining emerging technologies with the awe-inspiring power of the arts.   In this episode we talk about how bringing more consciousness into our everyday lives is the start to solving the most important issues in the world, how to use the arts in the service of nature, how the feminine must be integrated into web 3.0 and what it means to be a conscious change-maker.   Discover more on www.goingconscious.com.   Connect with Karina:Twitter @thekarina_aInstagram @emergenz.xyz @laspalmasdoradaswww.laspalmasdoradas.com www.emergenz.xyz   Connect with Nikki:Instagram & LinkedIn @nikkitrott www.consciousaccelerator.com
48:33 07/06/2022
#96 Reading from The Conscious Parent by Shefali Tsabary: transforming ourselves, empowering our children
In this reading episode I read parts of the first chapter of this book which has been incredibly influential for me and has taught me methods to create an environment for a child’s unique spirit to thrive and how to engage with parenting as a means of transformation for the parent.   In the book, Dr Shefali Tsabary challenges traditional family strategies and hierarchies, shows us how to let go of ideas of controlling our children, and explains how we can build authentic connections and relationships. First we must connect with ourselves.   I know that thousands of people now listen to Going Conscious each week, and I would love to hear from you about what you’d like to hear more of and what you think of our new reading format. Do you want to hear more readings? Please let me know through Instagram DMs @nikkitrott or by leaving your comments or favourite words as a review wherever you’re listening.   I’d love to hear from you!   Discover show notes, our library and more on www.goingconscious.com.   Connect with Nikki:Instagram & LinkedIn @nikkitrott www.consciousaccelerator.com
20:51 06/29/2022
#95 In case you missed it: Recap of impact entrepreneurship on Going Conscious
In this recap episode we bring you the first parts of four Going Conscious episodes that centre around impact entrepreneurship - different perspectives and insights from using business for good. Enjoy discovering some inspiration and checking out some of the interviews you may have missed.   We will hear from so-called denfluencer Rhona Eskander who shares her journey building her new and very quickly growing sustainable toothpaste business, Stuart Williams who is the founder of Impact Economics and a true pioneer, from Tamara Loehr who has proven that profit can thrive with purpose with her 10s of millions of revenue from positive impact business in beauty and wellness, and from Tommy Ricketts who is revolutionising the carbon market with his incredible business. These four people are all dear friends and people who have impacted my life, and I hope they will impact yours too in some way.   This is the time for us to come together and share new ways to use business not to sustain this earth, but to regenerate this earth. For ourselves, each other, and nature to once again thrive in balance.   Please let me know in a short review which episode, guest or takeaway grabs your attention, and I’ll be reading some out as listener shout outs soon.   To listen to the full episodes, search for: #79 Rhona Eskander #29 Stuart Williams #56 Tamara Loehr #12 Tommy Ricketts   Discover show notes, book recommendations and more on www.goingconscious.com.   Connect with Nikki:Instagram & LinkedIn @nikkitrottwww.consciousaccelerator.com
61:01 06/22/2022
#94 From advertising to regeneration: The practice of being human with Nicole Bosky
Nicole Bosky is Regenerative culture designer and Founder of Primal Gathering - a regenerative gathering used to restore people, forests, and ecosystems all over the world. She is a seasoned entrepreneur who previously founded the innovation consultancy, Adpreneurs, creating hackathons that inspired co-creation and collaboration with clients such as Unilever and The United Nations.   In this episode we talk about how burnout can be a blessing, how to find a way to make a difference, aligning with the United Nations, Vipassana meditation retreats, experimental communities in harmony with nature, embodied change, the culture of care and how to practise being human.   Discover more on www.goingconscious.com.   Connect with Nicole:@primalgatheringwww.primalgathering.co   Connect with Nikki:Instagram & LinkedIn @nikkitrott www.consciousaccelerator.com
38:43 06/15/2022
#93 From playing the game to speaking up: Creating spaces for queer black people with Josh Rivers
Josh Rivers is the creator and host of the award-winning podcast Busy Being Black, which centres on the lives and experiences of queer Black people from across the world.   Josh and I had hardly spoken since we were at university together, and we had a lot to catch up on. I’ve been admiring the important platform he is building for queer black people to feel seen, heard and loved.   In this episode we talk about black queer theory and magical realism, intentional language, how to be complicated, battling the intellectual and the physical, the very difficult journey towards self awareness and how to access the people put on your path to help you.   Discover more on www.goingconscious.com.   Connect with Josh:@busybeingblackwww.busybeingblack.com   Connect with Nikki:Instagram & LinkedIn @nikkitrott www.consciousaccelerator.com
44:13 06/08/2022
#92 Reading from Living Untethered by Michael A Singer: Beyond the human predicament
This episode is the second of a new format of readings from books which have come up as great sources of inspiration on Going Conscious.   I chose Living Untethered as it is the third book from Michael A Singer, and his first two books have been recommended and discussed time and time again. This new book just came out, and I couldn’t wait to share it with you, especially after his second book, The Surrender Experiment, was my favourite book of 2021!   In this episode I read three short sections to you: Chapter 1 - Awareness of Self, Chapter 27 - The Paradigm Shift, and Chapter 38 - Exploring the Higher States.   I know that thousands of people now listen to Going Conscious each week, and I would love to hear from you about what you’d like to hear more of and what you think of our new reading format. Do you want to hear more readings? Please let me know through Instagram DMs @nikkitrott or by leaving your comments or favourite words as a review wherever you’re listening.   I’d love to hear from you!   Discover show notes, our library and more on www.goingconscious.com.   Connect with Nikki:Instagram & LinkedIn @nikkitrott www.consciousaccelerator.com
37:40 06/01/2022
#91 From Vogue NY to baby food: Raising a healthy generation with Sophie Baron
Sophie is the Founder of UK based parent/baby digital startup Mamamade; supporting parents with modern childcare products and services that improve health outcomes, normalise taboos, and increase happiness. Originally from New York, Sophie came to the UK and after giving birth to her first daughter, began to juggle returning to work with caring for her baby. By 2019 Mamamade progressed from a ‘side-hustle’ and is now the fastest-growing baby food subscription company in the UK.   In this episode we talk about how Sophie felt lost after having her first child, the drive she has from being a mother, the personal work needed for building a business, raising 1.2 million dollars (as a woman), and how to get to the point people don’t recognise.   Discover show notes, Sophie’s book recommendation and more on www.goingconscious.com.   Connect with Sophie:Instagram & Tiktok: hellomamamadewww.mamamadefood.com   Connect with Nikki:Instagram & LinkedIn @nikkitrott www.consciousaccelerator.com
50:20 05/25/2022
#90 In case you missed it: Recap of sustainability in fashion on Going Conscious
In this episode we try a new format where we bring you the first parts of four episodes that centre around one topic so you can get reminded of some key points of inspiration, see what you want to go deeper into, and check out the interviews you may have missed.   This recap looks at how we can bring sustainability into fashion from various expert angles. We hear from the incredible Sophia Li who was my 2nd podcast guest and is an influential journalist and filmmaker using storytelling to impact climate and fashion. From Bandana Tewari who blew me away with her journey from Vogue India’s editor to an advocate. We hear from the Felder Felder twin sisters Dani and Annette about their evolution from catwalk it-brand to bringing their values to the fore, and we touch on their journey with me at Conscious Accelerator, and we explore the future of sustainability and the role of fashion in planet regeneration with journalist and change-making powerhouse Rachel Arthur.   Overall, my main reflections are that we can’t use buying more stuff as an excuse for being sustainable, but that fashion is an important part of culture and those who can create truly regenerative, transparent and circular models are the ones who will win. By bringing diversity and human kindness together with nurturing the planet, a new paradigm for fashion can be created.   Please let me know in a short review which episode, guest or takeaway grabs your attention, and I’ll be reading some out as listener shout outs soon.   To listen to the full episodes, search: #2 Sophia Li #15 Bandana Tewari #72 Danielle & Annette Felder #7 Rachel Arthur   Discover show notes, book recommendations and more on www.goingconscious.com.   Connect with Nikki:Instagram & LinkedIn @nikkitrott www.consciousaccelerator.com
57:03 05/18/2022
#89 From sea to impact entrepreneurship: Reshaping the business landscape with Will Pearson
Will’s interest lies at the intersection of entrepreneurship, social impact, and environmental preservation. He was recently awarded Forbes 30 under 30 and has also been selected as one of Norway’s top leaders under 30 for his work pursuing the sustainable   development goals. He is the Founder and Co-CEO of Ocean Bottle, a company dedicated to helping to save the ocean which has removed 4.5 million kilos of plastic from the ocean to date.   In this episode we talk about how to enable individuals to impact the global plastic crisis, and how to reshape the business landscape. We talk about how to use your voice and actions to transition to a new economy.   Discover show notes, Will’s book recommendation and more on www.goingconscious.com.   Connect with Will:Instagram @oceanbottle www.oceanbottle.co Connect with Nikki:Instagram & LinkedIn @nikkitrott www.consciousaccelerator.com
34:51 05/11/2022
#88 From fashion to responsible jewellery: Why bigger isn’t always better with Catch Rhys Jones
Catch is a dear friend of mine and the Founder of Catch Rhys, a responsible jewellery company with a mission to make honest, long-lasting jewellery the new standard.   In this episode we talk about how to find confidence as an entrepreneur and how to embody success by enjoying the journey. About responsibility and transparency, progress not perfection, thriving on a 4 day week, why bigger isn’t always better and how to separate personal and business.   Discover show notes, Catch’s book recommendation and more on www.goingconscious.com.   Connect with Catch:Instagram & Tiktok @catchrhyswww.catchrhys.co.uk   Connect with Nikki:Instagram & LinkedIn @nikkitrott www.consciousaccelerator.com
52:59 05/04/2022
#87 Reading from A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle: The flowering of human consciousness
This episode is the first of a new format of readings from books which have been recommended to us and discussed on Going Conscious, and which I love and have been deeply moved by. The library on goingconscious.com is bursting with texts for us to explore, and we want to bring you some tasters from the mind expanding ideas they contain.   I chose A New Earth to be the first book for us to read together as this is one of the books that has most profoundly inspired me personally, and has been widely recommended by Going Conscious guests. The section I choose to share with you today is pertinently relevant to this time of turbulence and the opportunities we can grasp for our own transformation.   In this reading episode I share a short section of A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle which explores our inherited dysfunction, the arising of a new consciousness and the urgency of transformation.   I know that thousands of people now listen to Going Conscious each week, and I would love to hear from you about what you’d like to hear more of and what you think of our new reading format. Do you want to hear more readings? Please let me know through Instagram DMs @nikkitrott - I’d love to hear from you! And thank you for being here with me each week and sharing the discoveries we find here together that guide our paths of freedom and impact.   Discover show notes, our library and more on www.goingconscious.com.   Connect with Nikki:Instagram & LinkedIn @nikkitrott www.consciousaccelerator.com
30:28 04/27/2022
#86 From sickness to dance: Discovering movement is medicine with Emma Marshall
Emma aka Emma The Alchemist is a Teacher, Dancer and the Creator of Movement is Medicine. Movement is Medicine uses dance, music and somatic meditation designed to create connection and release of stress, trauma and emotions, whilst teaching people nervous system regulation tools to use in their everyday life.   In this episode we talk about how Emma’s body broke down to the point she couldn’t walk, and how she had to find alternative ways of healing herself, which led her to discovering how to use dance and music as medicine.   We talk about why we should all dance to one song every day, how to reconnect with your physical body and move through trauma, how to feel freedom, and how to connect with your emotions but not be ruled by them.   Discover show notes, Emma’s book recommendation and more on www.goingconscious.com.   Connect with Emma:Instagram @emma.the.alchemist www.movementismedicine.uk   Connect with Nikki:Instagram & LinkedIn @nikkitrott www.consciousaccelerator.com
54:01 04/20/2022
#85 From purpose to advocacy: Working out who to listen to with Abimbola Johnson
Abimbola is an award winning barrister who specialises in criminal defence, inquiries, inquests and professional regulatory work. She is also the chair of an independent board that scrutinises all 43 police forces across England and Wales on their commitment to develop an anti-racism action plan.   Abi is my old school friend, and in this episode we reflect on our journeys to purpose, and Abi’s journey to becoming an advocate, a Quaker and a mother. We talk about why motherhood is freeing, radical solutions required for police anti-racism, who to surround yourself with and why no one can transform themselves alone.   Discover show notes, Abi’s book recommendation and more on www.goingconscious.com.   Connect with Abimbola:Twitter @barristerabi   Connect with Nikki:Instagram & LinkedIn @nikkitrott www.consciousaccelerator.com
61:33 04/13/2022
#84 Bonus: Mother and child 10 minute guided meditation with Nikki Trott
In this special episode Nikki guides you through a short meditation you can do with your baby or child, and then we discuss how motherhood itself can be the path to deepen our spirituality.   As a mother, you might find it challenging to keep up with a meditation practice. Nikki has found it hard to meditate for long as a new mother, so she created this meditation which you can do together with your baby or child and integrate into your life.   Just taking these few minutes, and accepting however they are to be for you today, will help you to ground into your body and your presence.    Mothers - you are doing the most important job to create a more conscious world. This practice is dedicated to all of you.   To connect with our children, we must first connect with ourselves.   Please come back to listen to this meditation again and again whenever it can support you, and share it as a little gift to friends who will benefit from it too.   This meditation is set to music using Alpha waves to help you enter a deeper meditative state, bringing you calm, mind-body integration and learning.   Discover podcast notes, all episodes from Going Conscious, book recommendations and more on www.goingconscious.com.   Connect with Nikki: Instagram @nikkitrottLinkedIn Nikki TrottGet the free 7 day Mini Mastermind to accelerate your growth at www.consciousaccelerator.com
17:08 04/06/2022
#83 From academia to yoga: Stepping into what you want to become with Sarah B Hunt
Sarah is the founder of Messy Luminous Being, a community with a weekly podcast, yoga and meditation memberships and online courses which help women weave inner practice into messy real life.   In this episode we talk about Sarah’s journey from an academic at Cambridge University to yoga and wellness, and the opportunity everyday life gives us for spiritual practice. We talk about motherhood as a dissolution of the ego, the new way of working from women, value integration and how to step into what you want to become.   Discover show notes, Sarah’s book recommendations and more on www.goingconscious.com.   Connect with Sarah:www.sarahbhunt.com Podcast: Messy Luminous Beings (look out for the episode with Nikki!) Instagram @sarahbhunt  Connect with Nikki:Instagram & LinkedIn @nikkitrottwww.consciousaccelerator.com
48:02 03/30/2022
#82 From dream to reality: Finding your bridge to bigger possibilities with Poppy Delbridge
Poppy is a creative businesswoman, award-winning professional coach, and “the woman taking over tapping” (The Evening Standard). She creates a special kind of transformation in the lives of those she works with, instigating her powerful “Energy Shifts” to accelerate results for her high-level network ready to raise their game and live on purpose.   In this episode we talk about how to use rapid tapping to achieve the results you want, and Poppy spontaneously does a live tapping exercise on Nikki which all listeners can try to increase your possibilities. We talk about the superconscious, how to integrate quantum physics, how rapid tapping transformed Poppy’s business and love life and can transform yours, how to bring creative strategy and energy work together, and why your vision is already your reality, if you open up to it.   Discover show notes, Poppy’s book recommendations and more on www.goingconscious.com.   Connect with Poppy:www.poppydelbridge.com www.rapidtapping.com   www.houseofpossibility.com   Connect with Nikki:Instagram & LinkedIn @nikkitrottwww.consciousaccelerator.com
42:50 03/23/2022
#81 From birth to motherhood: The new paradigm of motherhood and purpose with Marion Marlo
Marion is a playwright, performer and dreamcoach, merging creativity, life experience and spirituality. She is now writing her first book called “Awakened Mamas” where she tells the stories of mothers who do it their own way, in sync with the laws of nature and the universe.   In this deeply personal episode, we talk about our very different birth experiences and what we’ve learnt about life, our personal shifts into motherhood, and the divine task of serving the next generation as business women.   We ask the question “What is the new paradigm of motherhood?” and discuss why Marion changed her name and why success means finding alignment between work and family with ease.   Discover show notes, Marion’s book recommendations and more on www.goingconscious.com.   Connect with Marion:Instagram @marion.marlo   Connect with Nikki:Instagram & LinkedIn @nikkitrottwww.consciousaccelerator.com
56:04 03/16/2022