"The Good Listening To: Your Life & Times With Me Chris Grimes!" The adventure continues on UK Health Radio & here on Buzzsprout with the enigmatic Pete Bailie!
Actor, Acting Teacher, 6th Dan Aikido Instructor, Expert Communication Skills Trainer, Director at VOX Coaching - and all round enigmatic wise owl!
Here to teach us all about Impact & Presence - how to communicate so that others want to listen - the nature of ensemble and rehearsal - and also to teach us a new word: "interregnum"
And the power of rehearsal in particular in providing a positive and proactive space in which it's 'safe to fail' - and that that's a good thing...
Pete Bailie is the Director of Vox Coaching.
A former professional actor, he now regularly practises and teaches Aikido. Looking back, he describes himself as ‘a rather graceless child’ whose first moment of truth was stepping on stage in a school play aged 17.
Earlier in his teens, he was also a Junior Chess Player for Surrey but like Adrian Mole, he withdrew when he discovered how few females chose Chess.
Pete has followed his instincts all his life, actively choosing the more challenging option on every occasion since he turned 50.
His Aikido mantra is ‘Right is Might’ and he attributes his words to live by to the late Humphrey Littleton: “Never lose touch with the silliness.”
Radio comedy inspires him! Currently he recommends Fags, Mags and Bags on BBC Sounds.
Pete uses meditation to get in touch with his feelings and claims Aikido helps him stay calm under pressure. In addition, like Tony Benn, he is a heavy drinker of tea on a daily basis. A truly brilliant interview within a reliably fascinating series!
A lovely multi-textured conversation with many nuances and interpretations as to what his "Clearing" might be: 'Betwixt' in fact many different 'energetic spaces'.
“The Good Listening To: Your Life & Times With Me Chris Grimes!” is the Show & 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 - a lovely juicy Storytelling exercise called “5-4-3-2-1” - some Alchemy - some Gold - a cheeky bit of Shakespeare - and a CAKE!
So it’s all to play for!
(…and indeed Huzzah!)