walking together, side by side
Any good journey starts with knowing where you are
“In 2003 I hit a wall. I was single, living in Amsterdam and working as a creative director. I made a decent salary, travelled the world for my work, and had a thriving social life...but I knew something was missing. Then seemingly out of the blue, I was diagnosed with a life threatening illness and was told I had ten years to live. Overnight, my life was turned upside-down. What did I want to do with my time left on earth? What was my purpose?”
In the story above, I lost my way. In order to re-orient to my new reality, I was lucky enough to find a coach who helped me navigate the big changes that were required to make sense out of my circumstances. I eventually left my job, moved from Amsterdam to Kosovo, then London, along the way becoming a teacher and therapist.
Coaching is for people who know there is a change afoot and want to find direction, but who aren’t quite sure about what the change is, or how to go about taking the first step.
I am an ICF accredited coach and am presently working with Gabor Maté to deepen my knowledge of working through trauma in a process called Compassionate Inquiry.
Compassionate Inquiry® is a psychotherapeutic approach that reveals what lies beneath the appearance we present to the world.
“The purpose of Compassionate Inquiry is to drill down to the core stories people tell themselves – to get them to see what story they are telling themselves unconsciously; what those beliefs are, where they came from; and guide them to the possibility of letting go of those stories, or letting go of the hold those stories have on them …That’s what Compassionate Inquiry is.” ~ Dr. Gabor Maté
Entry into PodUK
How will I get into PodUK?
We'll have our registration desk set up just outside the Platform area of Millennium Point, where you can show your ticket and receive your entry wristband.
Do I need ID to get into PodUK?
No, you do not.
Is there an age limit for PodUK?
No, but please be aware that minors will need to be accompanied by an adult - PodUK will not be responsible for looking after you!
Is there disabled access?
Millennium Point is fully disabled accessible. We will be selling access tickets free with a carer ticket attached - please see here for more information.
Will you accept walk-ins on the day?
This is entirely dependant on ticket sales - keep updated on our social media, where you can find out if we have tickets left!
What are the PodUK opening hours?
Doors will open at 09:00, and start closing at 18:00 with an 18:30 close at the latest.
Can I cosplay?
Of course! We wholeheartedly encourage it, in fact!
Do I need to sign up for workshops/signings/meet n' greets/etc?
We will be releasing free meet n' greet tickets, as these will be limited to 15 people per MnG.
Is there a cloak room?
There will be a bespoke cloak room at the PodUK entry desk for you to leave your coats and bags if you wish. Our team will take every measure to ensure your property is kept safe, however, PodUK is not liable for any items that go missing or are damaged during the event.
Do I need to print out my ticket?
Nope, we will be using Eventbrite so we can scan the QR code on your mobile. Be environmentally friendly if you can!
Where can I buy tickets?
We are using Eventbrite - you can find the page to buy your tickets here. Tickets may be available on the door, subject to demand.
Can I get a refund on my ticket?
We are not offering refunds, however you may transfer your ticket over to somebody else using Eventbrite.
The guest I wanted to see has cancelled, can I get a refund?
Unfortunately not. Transfers are acceptable.
What does my ticket cover?
Entry to the event, and all activities therein! We aren't charging extra for live shows, meet n' greets.. it's all in the base price. Not bad, right?
Photography & Filming
Can I take photographs or film at the event?
AUDITORIUM - You may take photographs, but please do not use flash - this can distract the performers and disrupt live streaming. We ask that you do not film or livestream yourself in the Auditorium, as Rocksalt Events & Present Communication will be livestreaming the event.
I would like a press pass, what are my restrictions on filming and photography?
If you successfully apply for a press pass, we can discuss what you can and cannot film on a case by case basis, but generally speaking you will have freedom across the event. We would still ask for you to not use flash in the Auditorium while talks are in progress, of course!
Will I be photographed or filmed at PodUK?
Quite possibly! Our terms and conditions state that you agree to be filmed and photographed, either by other attendees, our guests or press photographers.
Terms & Conditions
By ordering tickets, you acknowledge that you have read and agreed to our terms and conditions.
2. Tickets are non-refundable except in the unlikely event of the event’s cancellation. We will allow transfers through Eventbrite.
2. We reserve the right to cancel an order if we feel there has been a breach of terms.
3. Attendees without a ticket on the day of the event may be turned away depending on ticket availability.
2. Upon entry all attendees will be given a wristband/lanyard. Re-entry will only be permitted for those who can show their wristband/lanyard at the front desk.
PodUK Goes Digital
How can I watch the stream?
We will be streaming PodUK Goes Digital on our Twitch channel - click HERE to go straight there!
How can I participate in workshops?
Workshops will be held in a dedicated voice channel on our official Discord server.
How do I get my podcast involved?
We are taking trailers for podcasts to be shown between shows, and we can also accept a few 'ads reads' if a trailer isn't possible. More information HERE.