Ladey Adey Show


Sarah McGeough author of The Flamingo Family Series - Eddy Finds A Family - covering adoption

Season 2022, Ep. 24
In this episode, Ladey Adey talks with Sarah McGeough author of Eddy Finds a Family and Eddy feels at Home.Sarah lives on the South Coast with her husband and adoptive son. She is a successful self-published author, a qualified personal performance coach and loves to help new writers ‘release their inner author' through her book coaching. Sarah wants to make a difference. Her tenacity, drive, and passion ensure that she is a driving force that helps children and parents understand the sensitive subject of adoption.The Flamingo Family was created with a vision to be engaging, with vibrant characters that help support adoptive families, so that fostering, and adoption can be discussed more openly with young children.Eddy Finds a Family and Eddy Feels at Home are the first two books in The Flamingo Family book series, which bring to life the important and emotional journey of adoption in a colourful, uplifting, and honest way.Sarah was delighted to get reviews on both books from Adoption UK and an endorsement for her second. Dr Sue Armstrong-Brown, CEO of Adoption UK, wrote these reviews for each book.Eddy Finds a Family "This heart-warming story gently explores the path to adoption for both parents and children. Told through a colourful set of characters, this simple narrative will help a child identify and express their thoughts and feelings about their own adoption journey"Eddy Feels at Home “So many people will recognise the huge mix of emotions Eddy Emu feels as he moves in with his new family. The latest story about Eddy’s journey helps to understand and explain the ups and downs in the early stages of adoption”.Sarah also offers free short stories via her which follows Eddy Emu on new and exciting adventures as he continues his adoption journey with Flossy and Frank Flamingo.So next time you see a Flamingo - think Adoption and of Sarah!Sarah's favourite quote: “All our dreams can come true if we have the courageto pursue them” – Walt DisneySarah's Top tip: Find someone to be accountable too who will help you write and also plan in time to write.Useful linksGuest: Sarah McGeoughWebsite: Social media: Ladey Adey: Book Academy: Vicky Galbraith - Podcast VA:

Brad Sugars joins The Book Academy, talking with Ladey Adey about business, books and co-author experience

Season 2022, Ep. 22
In this episode, Ladey Adey talks with Brad Sugars alongside members of the Book AcademyBrad is Internationally known as one of the most influential entrepreneurs, is the founder and chairman of ActionCOACH Business Coach, bestselling author, keynote speaker, and the #1 business coach in the world.Throughout his 30-year career as an entrepreneur, Brad has become the CEO of 9+ companies and is the owner of the multi-million-dollar franchise ActionCOACH. Alongside his businesses Brad is working on his 18th book, aiming for one new book each year. During this episode, we hear about his latest book, Pulling Profits Out of a Hat which he co-authored with Monte Wyatt. We hear about what it is like to co-author a book and the five disciplines featured in the book include:Business DevelopmentStrategyMissionExecution andPeopleAs a husband and father of five, Brad is equally as passionate about his family as he is about business. Brad is a strong advocate for building aa business that works without you so you can spendmore time doing what matters to you.Brad spoke with The Book Academy Members in September 2022, this is a lively episode with questions from the members. Useful linksGuest: Brad SugarsWebsite: Adey: Book Academy:  COME and join as a GUEST and check us out.Vicky Galbraith - Podcast VA: 

Scents and stories, talking books and candles with Jane Pidcock and Ladey Adey

Season 2022, Ep. 19
In this episode, Ladey Adey talks with Jane Pidcock.Jane talks us through her fascinating story of starting her own candle business. Whilst working her day job as a Residential Care Home Manager, a candle-making activity during lockdown developed into a business.Clapperboard Candles brings books and films to life through scents associated with them. Jane can get you transported to a specific scene or moment from them with the wonderful fragrances of her candles.Memories and smells are often linked to older memories that we have in the back of our subconsciousness. When we smell something we can beinstantly transported to that moment in time.Jane's favourite scent, believe it or not, is Imperial Leather soap.This takes her straight back to being a child in her Grandma’s bungalow, Jane used to think her grandma was very rich being able to have a soap with a gold label.Favourite quote - "10 things I hate about you, but mostly I hate I don't hate you at all. Not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all" - 10 Things I Hate About You. ** Competition ** You can win one of Jane’s Clapperboard Candles. Which Roal Dahl books/film is mentioned in the podcast? The first one to email can win a Candle!Useful linksGuest: Jane PidcockWebsite: Socials: @clapperboardcandlesTwitter: Adey: Book Academy: Vicky Galbraith - Podcast VA: 

Compass and Carrot with author Nichola Kingsbury and Ladey Adey

Ep. 18
In this episode, Ladey Adey talks with Nichola Kingsbury.Nichola loves the power of nature, she lives on Dartmoor, Devon, and is passionate about the landscape and county. She paints outside, drawing, painting, and photographing the dramatic landscape in all weather. Nichola works with animals and has two children, horses, dogs, cats, and a rabbit.Nichola has taught art for 25 years; she offers art courses on Dartmoor. Nichola also sells her artwork and illustrates books for others During this episode, we hear what inspired Nicholas's first book in her series. Compass and Carrot, a story of adventure, friendship, and discovery is written in memory of Nicholas Grandad and the stories he told her as a child. The book demonstrates good decision-making. It offers wisdom to deal with situations and increases awareness and confidence in children. Ladey and Nichola discuss the technical part of creating a book and the difficulties of formatting to best showcase illustrations and how these illustrations are created in different mediums to best reflect the story.Tip for other authors - " Observe everything around you, and make notes in a book about those observations. Note any characters you meet or unusual conversations, and take photographs of anything that you find fascinating or beautiful to give ideas"Useful linksGuest: Nichola KingsburyWebsite: Adey: Book Academy: Vicky Galbraith - Podcast VA: 

Top Dog Andy Bounds joins Ladey Adey and the Book Academy

Season 2022, Ep. 17
Ladey Adey talks with Andy Bounds.Andy was awarded the title of 'Britain’s Sales Trainer of the Year', and described by Astra Zeneca’s Global Communication Director as “a genius, whose advice can’t be ignored”. Andy’s insights and passion stem from the fact his Mother is blind. This has given him a lifetime’s experience in communicating from someone else’s point of view, a critical skill to master when persuading others. Andy’s three books are all international best-sellers, The Jelly Effect, The Snowball Effect and TOP Dog: Impress and Influence Everyone You Meet - the latter co-authored with Richard Ruttle. The first was only kept off Amazon's #1 spot by Harry Potter! In this episode, we primarily talk about TOP DOG: Impress and Influence Everyone You Meet. Andy's Tips: Writing:Find your “Active brain” time – write when your brain is at its best. For me, that’s early morning. So I block out time early morning to write! The rest of my life has to fit around these diarised writing slots. Read it aloud – when you’ve finished writing a section, read it out loud to yourself. When you hear your writing, you’ll instantly be able to tell if it sounds punchy and pacey. This works much better than just skim reading with your eyes. Never say “I think” – first-time authors can – very understandably – feel uncomfortable with stating their opinions forcefully. So they often use phrases like “I think” – for example: “I think there are four steps to a great networking conversation”. Remove these uncertain phrases – no reader wants to see a writer/expert who hedges their bets. A better example: “There are four steps to a great networking conversation” reads much better.Reading tips: Note down great ideas – when you read a great idea, don’t just nod your head, think how wise it is, and assume you’ll automatically use it for the rest of your life. You won’t. So make a note of it somewhere, and then use it immediately bust guts to use this new technique in the next 24 hours. If you don’t do it immediately after seeing it, it’s unlikely to magically happen in the futureAndy's favourite quote: “First, forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable–it will sustain you whether you are inspired or not”. Octavia Butler, author."I love this quote because it reminds me that the thing that dictates my level of long-term success are the habits I get into. It’s relatively easy to be inspired–find someone inspiring, and listen to them. But their inspiration isn’t going to change your life three years later. Whereas, if you change your habits so you’ll automatically do the right thing, that will change your life" Andy's thoughts.Andy Bounds: TOP DOG: Impress and Influence Everyone You Meet. Ladey Adey: Book Academy: Vicky Galbraith - Podcast VA -