Learning As I Go

Learning As I Go

By Scott Thomas

Scott Thomas learns the lessons from the people who have supported him, and inspired him, on his self-development journey.

Episodes

Learning To Find Your True Self With Wes Nelson

“I'm just a bloke from Stoke and I like making music”You might know Wes Nelson from Love Island, or his number one song ABRACADABRA with Craig David. But did you know that he started out as a nuclear engineer?Wes tells Scott how he transcended his reality TV roots to become a chart-topping artist, collaborating with people like Craig David and French Montana. Despite his massive success, you’ll hear how Wes has struggled with his identity as an artist and dealt with the challenges of his public perception. Wes opens up about his struggles with imposter syndrome, how they’ve even led to panic attacks, and how hard work, talent, and the courage to redefine himself have helped Wes reach new heights.
28/02/24·1h 4m

Learning To Feel The Fear With Coleen Nolan

"We sold 30 million records and yet we didn't get any money"Coleen Nolan was a performer from the age of two but has had anything but an easy journey. Coleen tells Scott how The Nolan Sisters went from singing in working men's clubs in Blackpool to getting escorted by the army in Japan; and how the payoff wasn’t what any of them expected.Coleen opens up about the challenges that she’s faced along the way, and how it wasn’t until her mid-fifties that she was able to feel in control of her own life.You’ll hear the effect cancer has had on Coleen's family, how the people around Coleen help her remain grounded, and the surprising thing that she looks forward to coming home to.
21/02/24·57m 56s

Learning To Believe In Yourself with Bradley Simmonds

“Believe in yourself and have the right people around you”Imagine having your dream football career cut short at 20. That was the case for Bradley Simmonds. Since then, he’s used the discipline instilled from his early days at Chelsea to build a fitness empire. Bradley tells Scott about the resilience and business acumen that propelled him to the top, and how he transitioned from playing with Chelsea to training A-list celebrities like One Direction, the Spice Girls, and even top athletes.You’re going to hear Bradley’s unique fitness philosophy, his secret to balancing a high-flying career with a grounded lifestyle, and the pivotal moments that led him to work with major brands like GQ, Men's Health and Mercedes Benz.
14/02/24·52m 8s

Learning To Live An Authentic Life With Ferne McCann

“Our darkest times are sent to us so that we can level up.”Ferne McCann was desperate to become famous and found it in shows like TOWIE, Celebs Go Dating and I’m A Celebrity. Since then, Ferne has turned her life from a party girl to a wellness-focused entrepreneur and devoted mother.But change isn't always easy when you’re constantly in the spotlight, and she tells Scott about the real and raw challenges she’s faced. Including a particularly tough time while filming TOWIE. You’ll hear how Ferne has embraced wellness, and how she’s encouraging others to do the same. Plus Ferne shares why her secret formula for happiness includes sticking her feet in the ground.
07/02/24·56m 53s

Learning To Find Your Tribe with Mitchell Halliday

“I need to stop doing this because I’m absolutely ruining myself”Imagine earning hundreds of thousands at 19 and touring the world before you hit 20. That’s the life of make-up megastar Mitchell Halliday. At just 25, Mitchell has turned his love for makeup into a multimillion-pound global empire, Made by Mitchell.However, Mitchell tells Scott how it hasn’t always been plain sailing, and how constant spending sprees almost took him to the point of ruin. Mitchell credits his team with helping him turn around his mindset to money. You’ll hear how a young lad from Bolton conquered the world of beauty to create TikTok's number-one-selling brand, and how for Mitchell success isn't just about the numbers.
31/01/24·53m 52s

Learning To Find The Right Perspective With Gemma Atkinson

“If I can get through that, then everything else is insignificant”Gemma Atkinson has been on a journey from soap star and pinup icon to a powerhouse of fitness and resilience. Gemma is on a mission to help everyone feel confident in their body. Gemma shares with Scott her secret to being physically and mentally strong, how she came to embrace strength and nutrition and how she finds time for her wellness while also juggling being an actress, influencer, and motherYou’ll hear how the sudden loss of her dad helped Gemma find the perspective she needs to stay grounded in a chaotic life.
24/01/24·1h

Learning To Get The Most Out Of Life With Russell Kane

“The laugh went into my bloodstream and I was like - what was that?”Russell Kane started his career selling watches, and now he’s won two of the biggest awards in comedy. So what changed, and what’s the secret to his confidence?Russell tells Scott how he found his feet in the comedy world, how stand-up quickly took over his life, and how he became addicted to getting laughs.You’ll hear how Russell learned the hard way that to make it to the top, you have to be your most authentic self, not an imitation of others. Plus, Russell shares how he discovered BioHacking, and why he’s on a crusade against aging.
17/01/24·57m 22s

Learning To Live Your Best Life with Lucy Mecklenburgh

“There's ​no ​love ​like ​I've ​ever ​felt ​for ​my ​children”Lucy Meck was thrown into the spotlight aged 18 when she joined the cast of TOWIE. Now she’s a business mogul and a devoted mother. Lucy tells Scott how she dealt with finding fame overnight and stayed grounded when everyone had an opinion on her appearance.You’ll hear how Lucy has thrived since her time on TOWIE, how she built her wellness brand RWL and how she found love in the most unlikely of places - a deserted island. Plus, Lucy shares the strength, resilience, and authenticity she’s needed to be a mum, especially during her toughest moments.
10/01/24·52m 24s

Learning To Win The War with Ollie Ollerton

“I was searching for war. I wanted to be at war every day”Ollie’s life changed at just 10 years old, but how did this event lead to Ollie becoming a real-life action man and former special forces hero?You’ll hear some of the worst experiences he faced during his time in Iraq, and that sometimes he thought he wouldn’t make it back. Ollie tells Scott how alcohol was just one thing he used to cope, what that did to his mind, and why he then chose the path to sobriety.Ollie shares how locking himself away for three months helped him manifest his goals. Ollie visualised starting his business Break Point, and that led to creating Channel 4’s SAS Who Dares Wins.You’ll learn about the power of the subconscious mind, the importance of continuous self-improvement and how you can reach your true potential. 
04/01/24·54m 26s

Remembering To Live In The Moment With Alex Bowen

CW: This episode contains references to suicide“I feel like I’ve got a purpose now”Alex Bowen opens up for the first time, about how the loss of a close personal friend has helped him find a new purpose in life.Scott and Alex also discuss living with anxiety and the importance of enjoying your successes, rather than constantly pushing yourself too hard.Plus Alex shares insights into his family life, and how his relationship with Liv on Love Island progressed into them saying “I do”.
31/08/23·50m 11s

Remembering to Love Yourself with Steph Elswood

"My nan would say stay sassy every night before bed”Steph Elswood has turned her life around from an eating disorder partly thanks to a phrase from her nan, which is now at the core of one of her biggest successes. A women’s wellbeing and dance community called Stay Sassy.Steph had suffered from an eating disorder and negative thoughts about her body while training to be a dancer. At one point in her dance career, one teacher told her to lose weight from her knees.Scott and Steph share their respective journeys with sobriety and diet and discuss how the most important thing of all is to keep doing what’s right for you.
24/08/23·49m 45s

Remembering the Power of Motherhood with Nadia Thorburn

“It was like looking at miracles.”Nadia Thorburn is mum to four children; including TRIPLETS!Thousands have followed her on Instagram as her children have grown up. But what’s the real story of Nadia’s second pregnancy?Nadia opens up to Scott about how she struggled to convince people she was pregnant with more than one baby, and the effects a pregnancy like that can have on your body and your mind.Scott hears about the strength of Nadia’s motherly love and also how determined she is to keep it real for her social media followers
17/08/23·55m 44s

Remembering To Have a Strong Mindset and Self Belief with David Poxon

“Where are you now? Where do you want to be?”On this week’s episode Scott is joined by his personal business coach, David Poxon. David uses his experience and expertise to help business owners identify and achieve their goals through the adoption of high-performance mindsets, and the practice of self-belief.David believes every business owner can benefit from working alongside a coach - so they can become ‘the best they can be and smash the results in their business’. Scott has discovered the value a coach can bring and discusses how David has helped him to consider and achieve his own goals.For anyone looking for advice on setting and achieving goals, this podcast is packed with valuable information about the steps you can take to grow and develop.Find out more about David Poxon here: https://actioncoach.co.uk/coaches/david-poxon/Read ‘The E-Myth Revisited’ by Michael E Gerber: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Myth-Revisited-Small-Businesses-About/dp/0887307280Read ‘The Chimp Paradox’ by Professor Steve Peters: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Chimp-Paradox-Management-Programme-Confidence/dp/009193558XIf you have found yourself singing the theme tune you can hear more from Mic Lowry here: @miclowrySend Scott a message on Instagram here: @scott.thomas
10/08/23·33m 36s

Learning To Be Resilient with Chris Fountain

“Looking back at it now, it makes me feel sick”Chris Fountain had it all. He was Hollyoaks golden boy age only 15 and then made an unprecedented move over to Coronation Street where he took up the role of Tommy Duckworth. Then one mistake changed everything, and he lost that job on Coronation Street. Thanks to Chris’ resilient mindset and determination to improve himself - he’s back and is auditioning for some massive roles.You’ll hear how it hasn’t been a straight path for Chris, and how the lessons he’s learnt about himself have made him more determined than ever. Season 3 of Learning As I Go is supported by British Triathlon.  Throughout this series, you’ll hear updates from Scott as he trains for his first triathlon in July. You can join Scott at the Sunderland triathlon by clicking here and using the code LEARNING25 at checkout for 25 pounds off.
05/07/23·1h 1m

Learning To Be A World Champion with Non Stanford MBE

“You become last week's news if you’re not performing”What’s it like, losing an Olympic medal to your best friend?It took former triathlete world champion Non Stanford eighteen months to come back from that moment. She shares with Scott how that affected her and how she was able to pick herself back up and compete again. Non shares some of the sacrifices she had to make to become a world champion, including the rigorous training programme that got her to the top.You’ll also hear Non reflect on the role that Dame Kelly Holmes had in her career, and why she fell in love with triathlon in the first place. Season 3 of Learning As I Go is supported by British Triathlon. Throughout this series, you’ll hear updates from Scott as he trains for his first triathlon in July. You can join Scott at the Sunderland triathlon by clicking here and using the code LEARNING25 at checkout for 25 pounds off.
28/06/23·52m 23s

Learning To Be Fearless with Carl Fogarty MBE

“I was obsessed with winning”Superbike world champion Carl Fogarty shares with Scott how he used his fearlessness to become one of the most successful riders of all time. Carl discusses where his winning mentality came from, and the only thing he was ever scared of was losing. Scott also hears how close to death Carl came by taking part in one of the most dangerous sports in the world and the impact that’s had on him and his family. Carl describes what life is like now that he’s retired, and has become “the world’s fastest Granddad.”Season 3 of Learning As I Go is supported by British Triathlon. Throughout this series, you’ll hear updates from Scott as he trains for his first triathlon in July. You can join Scott at the Sunderland triathlon by clicking here and using the code LEARNING25 at checkout for 25 pounds off.
21/06/23·56m 20s

Learning To Process Grief with Kelsey Parker

“I asked Tom - are you dying?”When Kelsey’s husband - The Wanted’s Tom Parker - died from an aggressive brain tumour, her life was changed forever. Kelsey opens up to Scott about life now, she shares how she’s slowly repairing herself and trying to create the best life possible for their children. Scott and Kelsey discuss how everyone processes grief differently, how the future can be uncertain and how all anyone can do is take things one day at a time.You’ll also hear how an upcoming football match will keep Tom’s legacy alive.Season 3 of Learning As I Go is supported by British Triathlon.  Throughout this series, you’ll hear updates from Scott as he trains for his first triathlon in July. You can join Scott at the Sunderland triathlon by clicking here and using the code LEARNING25 at checkout for 25 pounds off.
14/06/23·48m 2s

The Lessons That You’ve Loved

These are the life lessons that you’ve loved from the past 12 episodes.Scott has sat down with 12 incredible guests so far this series, and we’ve picked out some of your favourite life lessons from those conversations. In this special episode, you’ll hear Jermaine Jenas talk about finding himself again after leaving football. You’ll hear Emily English talk about hitting the reset button on her life. And you’ll hear Dean McCullough share his recipe for the perfect sober night out. Plus life lessons from Alex Bowen, Brooke Vincent, Claudia Fogarty, Anastasia Kingsnorth and Brendan Loughnane.There are so many incredible stories in this episode of how we’re all learning as we go.Season 3 of Learning As I Go is supported by British Triathlon. Throughout this series, you’ll hear updates from Scott as he trains for his first triathlon in July. You can join Scott at the Sunderland triathlon by clicking here and using the code LEARNING25 at checkout for 25 pounds off.
07/06/23·34m 9s

Learning To Understand Yourself with Gareth Palmer

“Do something that doesn’t matter.”Gareth Palmer is Scott's therapist. Together, they unpack the tools they used to take Scott from party-boy to businessman. Gareth encourages Scott, and all of us, to do things that don’t matter, away from our hectic day-to-day life. As he says, it’s important to embrace moments that are just for us. Plus, Gareth tells Scott about the “expected self” - other people’s perception of us. It’s down to us whether we choose to live up to that expected self, or change it. Season 3 of Learning As I Go is supported by British Triathlon. Throughout this series, you’ll hear updates from Scott as he trains for his first triathlon in July. You can join Scott at the Sunderland triathlon by clicking here and using the code LEARNING25 at checkout for 25 pounds off.  
31/05/23·56m 46s

Learning To Prioritise Your Life with Brooke Vincent

“In our house, I come last”Brooke Vincent started acting in Coronation Street at the age of 11. She tells Scott about how being a child actor affected her childhood, and how it’s still impacting her life today. Scott also hears about Brooke’s new life as a mum to two young boys and a fiancé to Kean Bryan. Brooks shares how she’s had to re-prioritse her life and find out the things that are the most important to her.Season 3 of Learning As I Go is supported by British Triathlon. Throughout this series, you’ll hear updates from Scott as he trains for his first triathlon in July. You can join Scott at the Sunderland triathlon by clicking here and using the code LEARNING25 at checkout for 25 pounds off.
24/05/23·59m 26s

Learning to Beat The Odds with Danny Simpson

“You just want to be a kid who plays football”Danny Simpson describes the moment he beat the odds to win the premier league with Leicester City in 2016. It’s one of the greatest sporting stories of all time, and Danny tells Scott about the comedown from that massive high. Danny also describes what’s it like to play alongside footballing legends like Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo, as well as what he learnt from Sir Alex Ferguson.CW: This episode contains references to substance misuse.Season 3 of Learning As I Go is supported by British Triathlon.  Throughout this series, you’ll hear updates from Scott as he trains for his first triathlon in July. You can join Scott at the Sunderland triathlon by clicking here and using the code LEARNING25 at checkout for 25 pounds off.
17/05/23·49m 41s

Learning To Create Legacy with Brendan Loughnane

“What would you do for a million dollars?”After Brendan Loughnane won a million-dollar fight in Las Vegas, he’s back in Manchester to talk to Scott. Brendan shares his journey into MMA and what life’s like now he’s at the top.Scott discovers that being physically strong isn’t enough to win, and that the secret to Brendan’s success lies in his mental agility. Plus, Scott and Brendon discuss legacy. For Brendan - what he leaves behind is more important than immediate success and wealth.Season 3 of Learning As I Go is supported by British Triathlon. Throughout this series, you’ll hear updates from Scott as he trains for his first triathlon in July. You can join Scott at the Sunderland triathlon by clicking here and using the code LEARNING25 at checkout for 25 pounds off.  
10/05/23·45m 14s

Learning What’s Important In Life with Fleur East

“I walked through life so differently after I lost my dad”Fleur East shares with Scott her new perspective on life, after losing her Dad.  It’s made her re-evaluate what’s most important.They also discuss how their definition of success has changed down the years. It’s no longer about chasing millions - now they strive to live in the moment instead.  Plus, Fleur gives a behind-the-scenes look at her music career and how even though she can own a stage, she’s shy in real life. Season 3 of Learning As I Go is supported by British Triathlon.  Throughout this series, you’ll hear updates from Scott as he trains for his first triathlon in July. You can join Scott at the Sunderland triathlon by clicking here and using the code LEARNING25 at checkout for 25 pounds off.  
03/05/23·50m 46s

Learning About The Power Of Being Sober with Dean McCullough

“I thought it was my turn to be alcohol dependant” How can you have a good night out when you’re sober? Radio 1’s Dean McCulloch is here to tell you. Scott and Dean share the highs and lows of their sobriety journeys, and reflect on how quitting drinking has helped them learn more about themselves. Dean opens up to Scott about why he chose to give up alcohol. He also talks about the pressures that can come from people around you, especially when your friends are used to you being the life and soul of the party. Plus you’ll also discover how Dean got his dream job at Radio 1, when his original plan was to play James Bond. Season 3 of Learning As I Go is supported by British Triathlon. Throughout this series, you’ll hear updates from Scott as he trains for his first triathlon in July. You can join Scott at the Sunderland triathlon by clicking here and using the code LEARNING25 at checkout for 25 pounds off.
26/04/23·1h

Learning To Find Your Self Worth With Jermaine Jenas

“In business, I get asked: what are you doing here?”Jermaine Jenas was the third most expensive teenager in footballing history. But what do you do when injury ends your career? How do you manage to find your “Self Worth” again after being defined as a footballer your entire life? Jermaine had to find a new path in life aged only 31. Scott Thomas discovers how Jermaine’s Dad instilled great discipline in him from an early age, which Jermaine says has carried him through the highs and lows of his career. Jermaine shares with Scott the lessons he learnt from working in business and TV presenting, plus he addresses a Tweet from one Gary Neville…Season 3 of Learning As I Go is supported by British Triathlon. Throughout this series, you’ll hear updates from Scott as he trains for his first triathlon in July. You can join Scott at the Sunderland triathlon by clicking here and using the code LEARNING25 at checkout for 25 pounds off.
19/04/23·1h 1m

Learning To Find Yourself with Emily English

CW: This episode contains references to eating disorders.“My body became like a maths equation” Emily English’s modelling career led her to a path of disordered eating. Now - she’s a respected nutritionist with over 250 thousand followers. Emily opens up to Scott about how her journey with food affected her physical and mental health. Scott also hears about how Emily’s experiences led her to a successful career in content creation. They discuss the double edged sword of social media. On the one hand, it’s your career and can lead to great success, but the pressures from it can also have an impact on your self worth. Season 3 of Learning As I Go is supported by British Triathlon. Throughout this series, you’ll hear updates from Scott as he trains for his first triathlon in July. You can join Scott at the Sunderland triathlon by clicking here and using the code LEARNING25 at checkout for 25 pounds off.
12/04/23·46m 50s

Learning To Live In The Moment With Alex Bowen

CW: This episode contains references to suicide “I feel like I’ve got a purpose now”Alex Bowen opens up for the first time, about how the loss of a close personal friend has helped him find a new purpose in life.Scott and Alex also discuss living with anxiety and the importance of enjoying your successes, rather than constantly pushing yourself too hard.Plus Alex shares insights into his family life, and how his relationship with Liv on Love Island progressed into them saying “I do”.Season 3 of Learning As I Go is supported by British Triathlon.  Throughout this series, you’ll hear updates from Scott as he trains for his first triathlon in July. You can join Scott at the Sunderland triathlon by clicking here and using the code LEARNING25 at checkout for 25 pounds off.
05/04/23·50m 50s

Learning To Never Give Up On Your Dreams With Anastasia Kingsnorth

"I got so close to quitting... thank god I didn't"Anastasia Kingsnorth has had huge success as a YouTuber. Scott Thomas uncovers the sacrifices she made to get to the top, and how this success didn’t come overnight.Anastasia shares the bullying she faced at school for making videos and why she came very close to quitting. Now - she has 1.3 million subscribers. Scott and Anastasia discuss the challenges of forming healthy relationships when social media is your job. Plus you’ll hear about her highs and lows, including the pressures that lead to her experiencing panic attacks. Season 3 of Learning As I Go is supported by British Triathlon. Throughout this series, you’ll hear updates from Scott as he trains for his first triathlon in July. You can join Scott at the Sunderland triathlon by clicking here and using the code LEARNING25 at checkout for £25 pounds off.
29/03/23·45m 15s

Learning To Enjoy the Journey With Charlie Edwards, Boxer

“I remember looking up at the (World Championship) belt and thinking… this is shit.”Is being a world champion really as good as it’s made out to be? Charlie Edwards tells Scott Thomas about making it to the top of the boxing world, and how he found it lonely and depressing once he got there.Charlie opens up about the times he struggled with alcohol and the journey he went on to get to a better place. You’ll hear how his dad pushed him to the limit as a child; how his mother’s illnesses were a motivating force - and why he might have to get in the ring with his brother, Sunny Edwards.Season 3 of Learning As I Go is supported by British Triathlon.  Throughout this series, you’ll hear updates from Scott as he trains for his first triathlon in June. You can join Scott at the Sunderland triathlon by clicking here and using the code LEARNING25 at checkout for £25 off.
22/03/23·53m 3s

Learning To Be Confident with Claudia Fogarty

“Being rejected was a horrible feeling”Fresh out of the Love Island villa Scott Thomas sits down with Claudia Fogarty for a brand-new series of Learning As I Go. Claudia talks openly for the first time about the journey that she’s been through with her body confidence and how this affected how she felt, going into Love Island. They discuss how being single can help if you want to work on yourself, especially when it comes to beating a fear of rejection. Scott and Claudia discuss what it's like to come from a famous family and how it feels when your siblings are well-known. Plus what’s life like when your dad is Superbike World Champion, Carl Fogarty?Learning As I Go is back for another incredible series that you won't want to miss! The podcast is supported by British Triathlon and throughout series three, you’ll hear updates from Scott as he trains for his first triathlon in July. You can join Scott at the Sunderland triathlon by clicking here and using the code LEARNING25 at checkout for £25 pounds off.
17/03/23·46m 52s

Learning As I Go Is Back - Welcome to Season 3

Scott Thomas is back with an all-new series of Learning As I Go tomorrow. You don't want to miss it.
16/03/23·27s

Learning The Power Of Visualisation with Kelvin Fletcher

“You’re the one person who believes in you”Can you be a master of all trades? Kelvin Fletcher is doing it. Not only has he been an actor at the national theatre and on TV he’s also been a champion racecar driver, bought a farm, raised twins and won Strictly Come Dancing.To wrap up this season of Learning As I Go, Kelvin talks to Scott about leaving Emmerdale after playing Andy Sugden for 20 years. He shares how he felt he had to prove himself against others' expectations, and how that’s driven him towards new experiences.Kelvin tells Scott about how he visualised and gained the successes he’s found in life, including the birth of his twins.
30/11/22·53m 15s

Learning About Growth with Alex Cannon

“Show up as the person you want to be.”Alex Cannon is a successful businessman, model and influencer. He’s an incredibly positive person, a mindset that he cultivated in his 20’s, whilst caring for his terminally ill mother. Both Alex and his mum found that facing things with positivity was a really helpful way to support her through the final stages of her life. Alex shares with Scott how the lessons he learnt then, have guided him towards success today, including appearing on the cover of Men’s Health and being the owner of the multi-million-pound business Crafted London.
23/11/22·38m 13s

Learning To Evolve with Jenny Powell

“You’re just turning letters round and not saying anything.”TV icon Jenny Powell opens up to Scott about how hard it was, as a woman, to carve out a career in TV.So what does it take to build a career in TV, and present legendary 80’s and 90’s TV shows like “Top Of The Pops”, “No Limit”, and “Wheel Of Fortune”? Jenny shares with Scott some of her career highlights, including how she played a role in discovering people like And and Dec.
16/11/22·48m 35s

What I’ve Learnt So Far with Scott Thomas

“Hopefully one day soon I’ll have a family.”What’s it like to be an entrepreneur and influencer while trying to build meaningful relationships? Scott shares an honest account of how he’s learning from the challenges of building a business, how he’s learnt from the experiences in his past, and how he’s eventually looking for love.
09/11/22·27m 19s

Learning to Thrive with Joe Thompson

“Daddy are you going to die?”How much can one man come back from? After forging a career in football Joe Thompson was diagnosed with stage four cancer. He got through the treatment, then three and a half years later, it came back. Even after that, Joe’s challenges were far from over. Joe opens up to Scott about the extreme lows he felt, how his wife and daughter pulled him back from death's door, and why now, he uses his story to motivate and inspire others.
02/11/22·51m 42s

Learning to Love Yourself with Steph Elswood

“My nan would say stay sassy every night before bed”Steph Elswood has turned her life around from an eating disorder partly thanks to a phrase from her nan, which is now at the core of one of her biggest successes. A women’s wellbeing and dance community called Stay Sassy.Steph had suffered from an eating disorder and negative thoughts about her body while training to be a dancer. At one point in her dance career, one teacher told her to lose weight from her knees. Scott and Steph share their respective journeys with sobriety and diet and discuss how the most important thing of all is to keep doing what’s right for you.
26/10/22·49m 2s

Learning about the Power of Motherhood with Nadia Thorburn

“It was like looking at miracles.”Nadia Thorburn is mum to four children; including TRIPLETS! Thousands have followed her on Instagram as her children have grown up. But what’s the real story of Nadia’s second pregnancy?Nadia opens up to Scott about how she struggled to convince people she was pregnant with more than one baby, and the effects a pregnancy like that can have on your body and your mind.Scott hears about the strength of Nadia’s motherly love and also how determined she is to keep it real for her social media followers.
19/10/22·55m 21s

Learning To Play The Long Game with Richard Fleeshman

"My face was on every gossip magazine"Richard Fleeshman found fame on Coronation Street aged thirteen. So, what's it like being a teenager when everyone knows your name? Richard opens up to Scott about the impact of celebrity culture. His dramatic rise to fame after taking part in prime time talent show SoapStar Superstar. He then goes on to discuss the incredible opportunities that came his way, including starring in the West End, on Broadway, and performing on stage with Elton John and Sting. He has also recently started in multiple hit shows such as Netflix’s The Sandman.Scott and Richard go on to discuss how to find yourself and be authentic when everything around you seems to be changing.
12/10/22·48m 13s

Learning To Trust The Process With Ross Worswick

“It was everything she had. And she gave it to me”Ross Worswick was a party boy, car racer and club promoter. Now he has a family and runs a multi-million pound clothing business. So what changed, and does he really have it all? Scott and Ross talk about how the skills they learnt as club promoters have helped them grow themselves and their businesses. Ross also opens up about how his new family has given him new drive and meaning in life.
05/10/22·44m 22s

Learning why Balance Makes you Happy with Cath Tyldesley

“I can be a leading lady at any size”How do you manage a busy acting career, with maintaining your own fitness - and being a mum of two? Scott Thomas talks to Cath Tyldsley to find out.You’ll hear Cath open up about her journey with her weight, and how she’s discovered that an ‘all things in moderation’ approach is best for her lifestyle. Scott and Cath discuss the fact that they’ve both found balance by including things that make them feel good, alongside healthy choices. You’ll also hear about Cath’s exit from Coronation Street after seven years on the cobbles. She gives you an insight into where her acting career sits with her desire to achieve work-life balance as a working mum. Plus questions from the live audience.
28/09/22·39m 55s

Learning To Define Success with Vicky Pattison

“When strong, beautiful women succeed, everyone succeeds.”Who is the real Vicky Pattison? Scott and Vicky discuss how easy it can be for other people to form opinions about them, and how they’re still working out exactly who they want to be.They talk about what gets them out of bed in the morning, the goals that they’re chasing, and the values that they look for in themselves and the people that surround them. Vicky also opens up about her fertility journey - sharing how she felt about the pressures women often face and why she chose to talk so openly about it.
21/09/22·44m 12s

Learning About Judgement with Jacques O’Neill

“I just want to be a good person, for me, my mum and the people around me” Has Love Island’s Jacques O’Neill been misjudged?After leaving the villa in one of the most controversial moments of the 2022 season, Jacques sits down with Scott Thomas to tell his story.Hear how ADHD has affected Jacques since childhood and that he found an escape in rugby. Scott delves into how easy it is to make snap judgements and what it takes to understand someone’s world view. He uncovers the many layers of Jacques O’Neill as they discuss the attention Jacques received in the press and on social media after leaving the show, his vision after Love Island, why he wants to help others with ADHD, and why above all else the relationship he has with his mum is the most important thing of all.
12/09/22·54m 8s

Learning to Adjust to Fame with Nathan Massey

“Six months down the line, I had a meeting with my agent and they said ‘Noone really wants to pursue you guys anymore, I think they want to wait for the next year’s to come along.’ And that hurt.”After winning the second series of Love Island in 2016, where he met his partner Cara, Nathan Massey was catapulted into a life of fame and fortune, but he quickly realised that it wasn’t going to last. Nathan and Scott both express their appreciation for the opportunities the show provided them, but address the challenge of processing their fleeting moment in the spotlight and the lack of support they received after leaving the villa.Nathan talks about how his wife and son have kept him on the right path and why family life has taught him the dangers of continually comparing yourself to others. The boys are joined by Cara who highlights the adjustments in their mentality and behaviour that they have both made in order to live healthier, happier lives.If you have found yourself singing the theme tune you can hear more from Mic Lowry here: @miclowrySend Scott a message on Instagram here: @scott.thomas
15/06/22·29m 10s

Learning to Let Go with James O’Keefe

“Everything is mindset. It doesn’t matter what you thought before. Let it go. Believe that you are the person you think you are, and go with that.”James O’Keefe founded the therapeutic retreat organisation, Unguarded Warrior, where he helps groups of men process their past and let go of the judgement and expectations that weigh them down. After beginning his own journey of processing the emotional baggage he had been clinging onto throughout his life, he has gained a better understanding of his identity and strives to help other men to do the same. He speaks to Scott about how, as a young teenager, he became caught up with his older brother’s friends, leading him down a dangerous path of antisocial behaviour and criminal activity. You’ll hear how he teaches people to adopt an abundance mindset by placing them in difficult and often uncomfortable situations in which they have to connect more deeply with themselves and others and how James himself practices what he preaches in order to live a more peaceful and fulfilling life. Content warning - This episode features references to drugs, addiction and suicide, if you or someone you know needs support please reach out. In the UK, the Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-8255. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is on 13 11 14. Hotlines in other countries can be found here.If you have found yourself singing the theme tune you can hear more from Mic Lowry here: @miclowrySend Scott a message on Instagram here: @scott.thomas
08/06/22·40m 56s

Learning That It Is Never Too Late with Gail Waring

“There’s so much more out there that I’m exploring now that I didn't really care about before. When I go on my walks now, the bird song and trees rustling, it’s just like love to me and brings me so much pleasure I can’t describe it.”Scott is joined by his mum, Gail Waring, to discuss their shared journey to sobriety and the challenges they have both faced with regards to their relationship to alcohol. Working as a hospital nurse, Gail developed a daily habit of using alcohol in the evenings to relax and wind down, leading to increased social anxiety and additional unhealthy choices.  You’ll hear how after many years of using alcohol to escape the pain of confronting childhood trauma, she was inspired by Scott’s decision to go sober and saw it as an opportunity to create a better life for herself. Gail talks about how mindfulness, therapy and journaling has helped her through her sobriety, and how she has discovered a new zest for life, now she is excited for each day and feels she can be more present with the people she loves.Content warning - This episode features references to alcohol addiction, if you or someone you know is struggling with the issues discussed you can talk to someone at Frank on 0300 123 6600 or speak to the NHS by calling 111.  If you have found yourself singing the theme tune you can hear more from Mic Lowry here: @miclowrySend Scott a message on Instagram here: @scott.thomas
01/06/22·35m 46s

Learning to Never Give Up with Eden Thomas

“Don’t give up. Even when everyone is doubting you, don’t give up. Resilience is the one thing that’ll get you to where you need to be, just don’t give up.”“Look at what you've been through and ask yourself, are you living a life less than the one you deserve? Are you happy? And if you’re not, believe me right now, you have so much power inside you to change that for the better.”In this week's episode of Learning As I Go, Scott talks to childhood friend and business partner Eden Thomas, with whom he co-founded lifestyle brand Food4Thoughts which focuses on a holistic approach to people’s self-development/wellbeing. Eden shares how his traumatic three and half year journey to recovery from leukaemia taught him that he could achieve whatever goal he set his mind to.You’ll hear him discuss how he felt his life lose all meaning in the early stages of his chemotherapy and the stages he went through to rediscover what life meant to him, culminating in a long and tiresome battle to earn a pilot’s license with British Airways. Eden and Scott talk about the importance of self-belief and determination, and how overcoming their own struggles led them to build a company that could help people achieve their own goals and give them the tools to chase their dreams.If you have found yourself singing the theme tune you can hear more from Mic Lowry here: @miclowrySend Scott a message on Instagram here: @scott.thomas
25/05/22·33m 59s

Learning to Beat Your Addictions with Cormac Murphy

“Talk to a loved one, talk to a friend, because if you don’t talk to anyone how are they supposed to know what’s going on in here? If you’re struggling with a mental health issue, how are people going to know unless you talk?”In this week's episode Scott is joined by Cormac Murphy, who became a close friend after meeting in 2018 at PHD nightclub in New York City. Cormac began working in bars and nightclubs across the city and eventually built up a successful event business as one of the only Irish promoters in town. However, the social pressure and exuberant lifestyle of the nightlife scene led him down a path of substance misuse and addiction, specifically alcohol and cocaine. You’ll hear them discuss how developing suicidal tendencies during the height of his cocaine use motivated him to move back to Ireland where his parents helped him get into rehab, how working as a personal trainer and helping other’s get in shape has helped him to stay disciplined and the importance of speaking out about mental health issues in order to kick start your journey to recovery.Content warning - This episode features references to drugs, addiction and suicide, if you or someone you know needs support please reach out. In the UK, the Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-8255. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is on 13 11 14. Hotlines in other countries can be found here.If you have found yourself singing the theme tune you can hear more from Mic Lowry here: @miclowrySend Scott a message on Instagram here: @scott.thomas 
18/05/22·39m 27s

Learning to Overcome the Judgement of Others with Nicola Orrell

Scott sits down with close friend and Social PR Operations Manager, Nicola Orrell to discuss how judgmental teachers pushed her to prove to the world she wasn’t a ‘typical teenage mum’ and why her family is the driving force behind her extreme work ethic. Scott describes Nicola as ‘the ultimate boss’, they’ve had a close working and personal relationship since she joined Social PR in 2020 as Operations Manager. Having lost their dads within one week of each other, they describe how they were able to support each other through the grieving process and the importance of taking time out of work to spend time with family and look after your mental health. If you have found yourself singing the theme tune you can hear more from Mic Lowry here: @miclowrySend Scott a message on Instagram here: @scott.thomas
11/05/22·41m 33s

Learning From Failures with Scott Shashua

“I know for a fact that I have made ten times better decisions throughout my career at Couture Club because of those failures.”In this week’s episode, Scott looks back on the value of the successes and failures he has been through with his good friend and ex-business partner, Scott Shashua. Together, they ran a successful celebrity club night, Eivissa, and went on to form the UK’s largest selfie-stick distributor but went through a difficult time after investing huge amounts of money into the Segway trend just before it crashed. Now Scott is the Managing Director at popular fashion brand ‘Couture Club’, he discusses how his dad taught him the value of hardwork and accountability from a young age and the importance of finding a balance between his work life and his family.Check out Scott’s Instagram hereIf you have found yourself singing the theme tune you can hear more from Mic Lowry here: @miclowrySend Scott a message on Instagram here: @scott.thomas 
04/05/22·29m 1s

Learning To Practice Positivity with Kate Cocker

“All I want to do is help people to not be afraid of being who they are.”In this episode, you’ll hear Scott talk with Kate Cocker about how seeing her Dad struggle with anxiety and depression set her on a journey to take control of her own mindset and self-talk. Now Kate helps others to do the same through her Everyday Positivity Daily Podcast, sharing skills that can help us beat the mental challenges we encounter each day. They discuss the benefits of getting out into the world to gain perspective on your problems and how using positive phrasing will transform the way you communicate with yourself and others. Listen to Everyday Positivity hereFind Kate on the socials at: @K8cocker If you have found yourself singing the theme tune you can hear more from Mic Lowry here: @miclowrySend Scott a message on Instagram here: @scott.thomas 
27/04/22·43m 55s

Learning To Breathe with Kevin O'Neill

“The greatest sources of suffering are the lies that the mind tells you. Don’t fall into that trap, there’s always another way.”Scott talks to Kevin O’Neill about his project, Breatheolution, and how he has used cold water therapy alongside breath work to help himself and over 1000 clients to overcome anxiety, trauma and addiction. You’ll hear how using breath can help you defeat your own stresses and about the importance of putting the body into controlled but stress-inducing environments. Kevin even explains why breathing through the mouth can hinder our athletic performance and create a subconscious feeling of fear and danger. Content warning - This episode features references to addiction and suicide, if you or someone you know needs support please reach out. In the UK, the Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-8255. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is on 13 11 14. Hotlines in other countries can be found here.Find out more about Breatheolution hereIf you have found yourself singing the theme tune you can hear more from Mic Lowry here: @miclowrySend Scott a message on Instagram here: @scott.thomas 
21/04/22·28m 17s

Learning From Your Biggest Mistake with Commando Charlie

“Just ask yourself, how can I grow from what I've learned in that mistake, in that moment?”Scott Thomas talks to Commando Charlie; ex-marine, ex-convict and now fitness coach at food4thoughts; about his exhilarating life story. They discuss the importance of taking the mistakes we all make, and transforming them into moments of motivation for our own personal growth and development. Hear about Charlie’s hedonistic past and how his time in prison helped him to reconsider his outlook on life, always chasing the high points and looking for dangerous situations. Now he has developed healthier self-talk helping him to live a more balanced lifestyle and spend his time coaching others who seek ways to improve their own lives. An inspirational discussion about the way we talk to ourselves and how it can help us to make better decisions and overcome mistakes we have made. For more of Commando Charlie follow him on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/commando_charlie/?hl=enIf you have found yourself singing the theme tune you can hear more from Mic Lowry here: @miclowrySend Scott a message on Instagram here: @scott.thomas 
13/04/22·29m 19s

Learning To Have a Strong Mindset and Self Belief with David Poxon

“Where are you now? Where do you want to be?”On this week’s episode Scott is joined by his personal business coach, David Poxon. David uses his experience and expertise to help business owners identify and achieve their goals through the adoption of high-performance mindsets, and the practice of self-belief. David believes every business owner can benefit from working alongside a coach - so they can become ‘the best they can be and smash the results in their business’. Scott has discovered the value a coach can bring and discusses how David has helped him to consider and achieve his own goals. For anyone looking for advice on setting and achieving goals, this podcast is packed with valuable information about the steps you can take to grow and develop. Find out more about David Poxon here: https://actioncoach.co.uk/coaches/david-poxon/Read ‘The E-Myth Revisited’ by Michael E Gerber: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Myth-Revisited-Small-Businesses-About/dp/0887307280Read ‘The Chimp Paradox’ by Professor Steve Peters: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Chimp-Paradox-Management-Programme-Confidence/dp/009193558XIf you have found yourself singing the theme tune you can hear more from Mic Lowry here: @miclowrySend Scott a message on Instagram here: @scott.thomas 
06/04/22·33m 59s

Learning To Talk with Gareth Palmer

“There’s nothing on this day I can’t handle and yet my mind tells me otherwise - why?”  Gareth Palmer is Scott Thomas’ therapist and has answers for questions like this. When Scott realised his partying was a form of self sabotage at the weekends, he decided to talk to someone about it. Gareth’s work as the founder of “Men Should Talk '' has given him a special stand point on the way that people respond to their emotions, particularly men. You will hear how he helps men and women confront their emotions, spend time on their own, and manage their addiction to distraction. If you’ve ever felt a bit lost, or stuck in a cycle, this episode will help you to understand your next steps. And you will hear how speaking to someone like Gareth can help you Learn As You Go. Find out more about Gareth Palmer here: https://menshouldtalk.com/If you have found yourself singing the theme tune you can hear more from Mic Lowry here: @miclowrySend Scott a message on instagram here: @scott.thomas 
30/03/22·32m 32s

Welcome To Learning As I Go - what is it about?

Scott Thomas learns the lessons from the people who have supported him, and inspired him, on his self-development journey.
03/03/22·32s
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