The human one

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This week’s guests are Iffat Iqbal, Dr Sara Thompson, and Rachael Smith.


Iffat Iqbal has worked as a Learning & Development Professional for over 14 years, in the energy, financial services & social housing sectors. Iffat works with Platform Housing Group as Learning & Organisational Development Business Partner. Iffat likes to make a difference, especially in the areas of Learning & Development as well Equity, Diversity & Inclusion. She is also an advocate and active supporter of local domestic abuse charities, and passionately believes in empowering others.

You can contact Iffat on LinkedIn


Dr. Sara Thompson is an adjunct professor and faculty associate in the M. S. Military and Emergency Responder Psychology program at Colorado State University – Global campus, and a learning experience designer for Ellucian. In addition to possessing a doctorate degree in psychology, Sara possess an M. Ed. in Learning Design and Technology and a M. S. In Human Services. Sara has over 20 years’ experience in higher education, online learning, instructional design, clinical mental health counselling and human services, and non-profit advocacy work. Sara is an advocate for women who have experienced domestic/intimate partner violence and presents on domestic violence when asked. In her free time Sara can be found on the beach or relaxing at home with both her cat fur babies (Miss Carolina and Good Kitty).
You can contact Sara on LinkedIn

Racheal Smith is Head of Learning and Insights with Entelechy. She has been in a learning-focused career, starting in teaching, leadership in education, and as a chief examiner. In her role, she champions the power that character-based learning can offer.

You can contact Racheal on LinkedIn

Episode Links:

Brene Brown Power of Vulnerability

Wisdom vs Cleverness


The Formula to Finding Purpose: How to Find Your Ikigai

Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

Perspectives on the study of work life balance

High-Functioning Anxiety: Symptoms, Causes And Treatment

Women talking about learning the imposter syndrome one

LinkedIn posts about working from home

13 Ways to Support Other Women In All Facets of Life

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