People Worth Meeting – Daddy’s Girl, The Joycean, The Legend, The Widower and The Changemaker – The Coffee at Eleven Show S1, Eps 61-65

We sang Happy Birthday this week on The Coffee at Eleven Show.

What a privilege it is to be part of this crazy little idea that has grown legs and sprouted wings despite, or more correctly because of, lockdown!

What started off as a Business Show, thankfully has become much, much more – it is a People Show – People Worth Meeting – and for some reason, the endearing mix of live chat in front of the warmest, most beautiful audience of cafe regulars from all over Ireland, the USA, Scandinavia, Europe, the UK and The Middle East, seems to engender a familial feel sufficient to allow our guests open up within minutes like we’ve all been besties since birth.

I feel very blessed to play my part in it.

And when Princess Shelley sang Happy Birthday and blew out a candle for our Friday Guest as the whole cafe mimed and deaf-community-clapped along, sure you couldn’t but be moved.

Who’d have thunk a virtual meeting could possibly get this close to ‘real’? Not me for one. But is has. And the experience is beautiful.

This week we met a self-professed Daddy’s Girl, as well as The Joycean, The Legend, The Widower and The Changemaker

  • Monday: Episode 61, Daddy’s Girl, “Stay in Your Own Lane” Gaye Moore.
  • Tuesday: Episode 62, The Joycean, “Yes! Every Child Has a Gift and It’s Our Job to Find It” Donal Thurlow.
  • Wednesday: Episode 63, The Legend, “No Going Forward ~ Live in the NOW!” Bibi Baskin.
  • Thursday: Episode 64, The Widower, “You Cannot Ignore Something You Can’t Unsee.” Eddy O Shaughnessy
  • Friday: Episode 65, and The Changemaker, “Make Time to Take Time.” Janie Lazar.

To get a feel for the chat we had with each of our guests, we’ve created a ‘Highlights Reel’ so stick on the kettle, grab a coffee, pull up a comfy chair, take a l’Oreal half hour (you’re worth it 🙂 ) and enjoy another five People Worth Meeting sharing their stories, their hopes and their COVID lessons in your preferred way…

Watch the ‘highlights’ video (highly recommended),  listen to the ‘highlights’ Podcast  or read on below… 

If you wish, then you can pick your favorite and watch the full interview (Highlight Podcast and/or Full Interview Video links below each guest’s bio)

In Their Own Words…

  • Monday: Episode 61, Daddy’s Girl, “Stay in Your Own Lane” Gaye Moore.

Monday.

People Worth Meeting – Gaye Moore – The Coffee at Eleven Show REPLAY

“Stay in Your Own Lane” Gaye Moore’s COVID-busting advice on The Coffee at Eleven Show.

Gaye has been involved in business since she was knee high to a grasshopper (!) as her parents had a shop, post office, and petrol station where she spent many hours in her formative years before going on to have her own retail shop, which she ran for 16 years. With all that background, Gaye has a unique insight to communication strategies for businesses and into what attracts consumers to buy. Reminding us not to compare our journey to others and recounting timely advice she once received that “You’ll Rise from This” Gaye had the café reminiscing on the local shop of ‘yester-year’. For the past number of years she has been working with retailers, food manufacturers, the medical profession, engineers, accountants and business consultants creating visibility campaigns on several social media platforms and getting them featured in national press and on national radio media. Gaye says, “We create Digital PR and Social Media communication campaigns so that businesses consistently attract clients ready to buy.” Fair to say the café goers left with a smile, remembering our roots, where we came from and how it still shapes us today. Stick on the kettle, grab a coffee and a notepad, pull up a comfy chair and listen, learn and laugh alongside the LIVE audience in this fantastic replay. A Coffee at Eleven Show not to be missed! #PeopleworthMeeting #CoffeewithColm #Coffeeat11

Highlight Podcast: https://colmobrienmotivation.com/podcast-gaye-moore/

Full Interview Video: https://youtu.be/i3bytkZ_aZo

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  • Tuesday: Episode 62, The Joycean, “Yes! Every Child Has a Gift and It’s Our Job to Find It” Donal Thurlow.

Tuesday.

People Worth Meeting – Donal Thurlow – a Bloomsday Special episode of The Coffee at Eleven Show (REPLAY)

“Yes! Every Child Has a Gift and It’s Our Job to Find It” Donal told the Coffee at 11 audience.

Born in Dublin in the year Ireland was declared a Republic, Donal enjoyed his Primary Ed in Dublin, followed by Secondary and University in the UK, which led to his becoming a teacher for 30 years, of which he held position as School Principal for 20. Donal brought us through his victories over discrimination and the ‘joy’ (sense the sarcasm) of weighing out potatoes as a child growing up in a village shop. It really was a pleasure to have the quintessential gentleman & scholar in our café today. Twenty years ago, he retired back to Ireland, developed a couple of small businesses, and became involved in arts and culture. These days, he devotes most of his time to reading and talking about James Joyce and has participated and lectured in conferences and seminars on James Joyce in Dublin, Limerick, Trieste and Zurich. Only one episode of ‘The Coffee at Eleven Show’ made sense to have the chats with Donal, and that was today!, HAPPY BLOOMSDAY! Fair to say the café goers left with an appetite for some Gorgonzola, a glass of Burgundy and a curiosity for the taste of a ‘Hugo’. Stick on the kettle, grab a coffee and a notepad, pull up a comfy chair and listen, learn and laugh alongside the LIVE audience in this fantastic replay. A Coffee at Eleven Show not to be missed! #PeopleworthMeeting #CoffeewithColm #Coffeeat11

Highlight Podcast: https://colmobrienmotivation.com/podcast-donal-thurlow/

Full Interview Video: https://youtu.be/qPu6tgfPuiw

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  • Wednesday: Episode 63, The Legend, “No Going Forward ~ Live in the NOW!” Bibi Baskin. 

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Pic: Diane Cusack

Wednesday.

People Worth Meeting – Bibi Baskin – The Coffee at Eleven Show (REPLAY)

“No Going Forward ~ Live in the NOW!” Bibi Baskin cautioned the Coffee at 11 audience

Reinvention, nay, evolution being Bibi’s thing, she is now a Wellness Consultant, TEDx & Motivational speaker, Public Speaking Tutor and Author, and all of that post a stellar career in TV & radio as well as a significant stint as creator and owner of a stunningly beautiful ‘India Heritage Hotel’ – Raheem Residency – in Kerala, India. Bibi brought us through her story from her origins in Donegal to today in beautiful Co Cork and fulfilling dreams in Dublin, London and India in-between. Bibi realised early on, “There’s a big wide world out there and I want a nibble of it”. Introducing us to her stance of refusing to count time that has past, she says living in the now is all we need to focus on and not to wait for Covid to lift before feeling positive again. The former television and radio legend lacked nothing but ego as she brought grace and humility to our little International café, Bibi Baskin certainly made us feel all warm and fuzzy with that smooth ‘Hot Chocolate’ voice, warmth and charm. Fair to say the café goers left feeling both special and, dare I say it, a little bit star struck today! Stick on the kettle, grab a coffee and a notepad, pull up a comfy chair and listen, learn and laugh alongside the LIVE audience in this fantastic replay. A Coffee at Eleven Show for the archives! #PeopleworthMeeting #CoffeewithColm #Coffeeat11

Highlight Podcast: https://colmobrienmotivation.com/podcast-bibi-baskin/

Full Interview Video: https://youtu.be/bJbUgasWBn4

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  • Thursday: Episode 64, The Widower, “You Cannot Ignore Something You Can’t Unsee.” Eddy O Shaughnessy

Thursday.

People Worth Meeting – Eddy O’Shaughnessy – The Coffee at Eleven Show REPLAY

“You Cannot Ignore Something You Can’t Unsee.” Eddy O Shaughnessy told the Coffee at 11 audience

Heartbroken after the loss of his wife, grieving but trying to avoid a life dominated by misery and sadness, Eddy attended a meeting in Cork. Little did he know this was that first pivotal step on a journey that would see generations of lives changed and see him and his daughter, Gemma, venture to another continent to affect change in the lives of hundreds of vulnerable children in the official and more frighteningly ‘unofficial’ slums in India. Now the Cathy O’Shaughnessy Creche in Calcutta caters for Slum children aged from 2 to 6 years old.” Eddy admitted that he never would have thought he could make a difference and now lives are being changed for the better and prospects improved, for a whole community. From a career perspective, he went on to say, “I was working as an Accountant , then I opened 2 Record Stores , I had borrowed from the bank to finance the shops which were proving not to be very profitable and I was struggling to make the payments. By chance I came across a business in 1993 that changed my career path , I have a Franchise in the area of healthy eating , with a focus on helping people to increase their daily intake of fruits and vegetables. And before all that… “I used to milk cows by hand and bring the milk to the creamery in a horse and cart.” Eddy brought us across continents, through slums and back again, and in so doing, he lit hope for all listening in the Coffee at Eleven Show café. Stick on the kettle, grab a coffee and a notepad, pull up a comfy chair and listen, learn, laugh and weep alongside the LIVE audience in this fantastic replay. A very special episode of Coffee at Eleven Show #PeopleworthMeeting #CoffeewithColm #Coffeeat11

Highlight Podcast: https://colmobrienmotivation.com/podcast-eddy-oshaughnessy/

Full Interview Video: https://youtu.be/y7CE32v9fao

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  • Friday: Episode 65, and The Changemaker, “Make Time to Take Time.” Janie Lazar.

Friday.

People Worth Meeting – Janie Lazar – The Coffee at Eleven Show (REPLAY)

“Make Time to Take Time.” Janie Lazar told the Coffee at 11 audience

Birthday Girl: Janie believes her scattered (great description) life has brought her to where she is meant to be, as a Speaker Coach, a Celebrant and a ChangeMaker. Emerging from a London boarding school, in Janie’s words: “Confident but so naive about life”, she began her career as a French teacher, then sashayed into advertising before moving to Ireland in 1994 and has been self-employed since. Having founded TEDx Dunlaoghaire, Janie’s real joy comes from Young ChangeMakers – which she describes as fast track teaching using all her skills to bring out the best in kids giving them skills they are not taught in schools! Celebrant Janie; beyond all of that a Celebrant & Humanist, with a focus on end of life said its making moments matter aswell as facilitating group work that makes magic happen for her. Janie confesses to being the best trumpeter of others, building confidence through personal development but is not accustomed to tooting her own horn. Today’s café was certainly full of love and validation for our special birthday guest. Janie brought humility, emotion and a birthday wish to Friday’s Coffee at 11 Show. Stick on the kettle, grab a coffee and a notepad, pull up a comfy chair and listen, learn, laugh and feel alongside the LIVE audience in this fantastic replay. A special birthday episode of Coffee at Eleven Show not to be missed! #PeopleworthMeeting #CoffeewithColm #Coffeeat11

Highlight Podcast: https://colmobrienmotivation.com/podcast-janie-lazar/

Full Interview Video: https://youtu.be/oVlQExWMd64

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END.

Next week in the cafe… Episodes 66 to 70

We have another full week of People Worth Meeting on ‘The Coffee at Eleven Show’ next week as we enter Lockdown Week 7. Stick on the kettle, grab a coffee and a notepad, pull up a comfy chair and join us FREE and LIVE on Zoom at 11am any week day in our Zoom Cafe on The Coffee at Eleven Show

Join us FREE and LIVE on Zoom at 11am any week day in our Zoom Cafe on The Coffee at Eleven Show or subscribe to our YouTube Channel here to catch the replays at a time that suits you.

IMPORTANT TO NOTE:
Interview starts 11am sharp.

Recommend in your seat, coffee/notepad in hand by 10.55

Audience cameras will be on but mics will be muted, however you can join with audio only if you don’t wish to be seen.

Interview 35 – 40 mins

Q&A 10 – 15 mins at the end

Interview WILL BE RECORDED – if you log in, you agree to your presence possibly being noted.

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