Keith Blakemore-Noble - Fear Strategist, coach, international speaker, multi-time best-selling author, hypnotist, occasional magician, and presenter of this show.And someone who, for far too many years, was massively held back by a very strong social phobia - speaking with strangers, or even meeting strangers, was at best deeply uncomfortable, and at worst utterly terrifying for him. For far too many years.So he did the logical thing - he pursued a 20 year career in IT with some success (becoming a Fellow of the BCS in the process).Until one panic attack too many, which forced him to reconsider his life.So he studied NLP and hypnosis, used those tools to conquer his own fears and phobias, and since 2010 he has helped others around the world to transform their deepest fears into their greatest strengths through his coaching, speaking, books, and trainings. Indeed, since 2010 he has helped over 5,000 people to transform their lives.Having travelled the world for a while doing this, he has settled back in his native Scotland, where he is focusing on the next step in his journey of helping as many people as he can to conquer their fears.

…on ordering beer abroad.

Travelling round the world, visiting new countries and cultures, always brings the risk of falling foul of the language barrier. Many places will tell you how to say helpful thing like “please” and “thank you”, but what about the really important things, like how to order two beers? Fear not, for help is at hand…

…on Redundancy and Opportunity.

On June 16th my position was made redundant (remember, it is always the job, not the person, which is made redundant) and so after 12.5 years there (23 years of regular employment in total through various companies since graduating) and so now, for the first time ever, I am officially (and unexpectedly) unemployed. It’s a …