The Good Listening To Show: Stories of Distinction & Genius

38 Welcome To The Clearing: Genevieve Grant Thompson - Writer, Performance Coach & 'Somatic Worker'

January 23, 2021 Chris Grimes - Facilitator. Coach. Motivational Comedian Season 1 Episode 37
The Good Listening To Show: Stories of Distinction & Genius
38 Welcome To The Clearing: Genevieve Grant Thompson - Writer, Performance Coach & 'Somatic Worker'
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Welcome to another exciting - and indeed very special Episode - of "The Good Listening To" Podcast with me Chris Grimes!

Please welcome to the "GLT Clearing" today:  Writer, Performance Coach & "Somatic Worker" (get her!) the wise and wonderful Genevieve Grant-Thompson!

A wonderful and rich conversation indeed, speaking to one of my very own wonderful and wise Mentors: Genevieve is a wise soul & spirit indeed - and someone that I hold in very high regard.

She also said something to me once - a sage piece of advice that I'll never forget, as she explained why she was leaving one place - energetically - to go and be in another:

"Your Energy is like a precious pot of Gold & Honey: Be very, very careful where you pour it!"

We also talk about this in her Interview/Film.

As well as the profound and heart-warming story of how she used her Somatic wisdom and knowledge - very recently - to ease and comfort her father in his final journey, full of self-awareness, towards his death in his home - on his boat - in the Caribbean.

Genevieve has a wholistic approach to her work, which is to "get humans to fulfil their potential for joy, connection, and productivity". She has expertise in uncovering authenticity, removing roadblocks, and getting to the other side of fear.

In her own words:

"I work with smart, creative, frustrated people. Together we use our smarts and creativity to turn frustration into tangible, sustainable success".


So - thanks for listening to another episode of a "GLT with me CG!"

The Podcast series that features "The Clearing":  Where all good questions come to be asked and all good stories come to be told!

With some lovely juicy storytelling metaphors to also enjoy along the way:

The Clearing itself - A Tree (where we get to "shake your tree to see which storytelling apples fall out, in the form of a lovely storytelling exercise called "5-4-3-2-1") - some Alchemy - some Gold - and finally a Cake with a Cherry on Top!

Think "Desert Island Discs" but in a Clearing! 

Also think about William Shakespeare - and about Jaques in "As You Like It" in particular:

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages..."

Jaques: Act II Scene VII

And as my Guest in the Podcast:  Now is your 'moment in the sunshine' to share your story!

Who are you? What's your story? And what 'life-lessons-learned-along-the-way' would you like to share with us? And just to get bit "existential on yo ass" too (!) what would you like your legacy to be?  How would you most like to be remembered?

And all my guests have at least 2 things in common: They are all Creative individuals  - and all with an interesting story to be told!

If you'd like to fi

Tune in next week for more stories of 'Distinction & Genius' from The Good Listening To Show 'Clearing'. If you would like to be my Guest too then you can find out HOW via the different 'series strands' at 'The Good Listening To Show' website.

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Thanks for listening!

Meeting Genevieve
The Clearing
Shaking the Tree
Alchemy and Gold
Cherry on the Cake