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Emma Stroud

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Emma Stroud – Thrive through Laughter and Authenticity

Doing the Opposite: Business Disruptors

In this episode of Doing the Opposite: Business Disruptors, Jeff Dewing speaks to Emma Stroud. Emma is a podcaster, author, speaker and clown!! Em co-founded a business that offered interactive stress management workshops, leadership programmes and coaching. In 2020, she branched out on her own to deliver workplace talks, events and coaching to address staff happiness and wellbeing. Drawing on her experience with clowning, she employs pioneering techniques that force leaders to ‘take fun seriously’ at a time when, she believes, ‘it’s never been more important to find joy.’ Emma coaches CEOs, business leaders and entrepreneurs on life at the intersection of clowning and business – she shows you how clowning can make you a better business person and leader. Emma and Jeff discuss the masks that many of us wear as professionals; often pretending to be someone different at work to at home. By removing these masks and being more authentic and present we can often reduce anxiety, increase productivity and be happier at work! Em shares how to bring your human side to work through storytelling. She also has some fantastic advice for anyone struggling with any sort of challenge – to free yourself by just sitting and cutting yourself off from the ‘noise’ around you. Allowing yourself time to breath and reflect can be so powerful when it comes to needing to find a way forward. Emma Stroud’s book ‘Lessons of a Clown’ on Amazon Hosted by Jeff Dewing Discover Cloudfm Group Website  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  LinkedIn


6 Jul 2022

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Emma Stroud - Professional Clown

Playful Humans - People Who Play for a Living

Emma Stroud is an amazing creator, podcaster, author, speaker, MC, coach, and clown! Her mission is to get people to laugh, think, and play more. She wants to help you to be brilliant. She has been a performer for over twenty years – acting, clowning, devising, improvising, and directing. She has a passion for creating stories that provoke laughter and thought in every audience.Find her at: http://emmastroud.london/Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or YouTube: https://podfollow.com/playfulhumans/Theme Music: Chasing the Sunshine by Pink Zebra - Licenced at Envato ElementsSupport the show


25 Jan 2022

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Clowning Around and the Power of Play, with Emma Stroud

Soulcation with Mel Miles

As busy, burnt-out women, we can sometimes feel like we don’t have enough time to play. But what if creating space for that inner child, for the things that make you come alive the same way you did when you were young, was one of the secrets to joy? Our guest this week is an expert on the power of play to make us happy: Emma Stroud is a professional clown, MC, business mastermind leader, author, podcaster, and more, on a mission to get the world to laugh, think, and play more. Tune in to hear more about Emma’s balance between the corporate world and being a clown, how she clears space in her life for listening to her inner child who’s craving play, and what kind of lessons she’s learned from her time as a clown.What You Will Learn: 3:05: Emma introduces herself, plus her background on how she became a clown 6:33: How to integrate more “play” into your daily world, even as an adult with responsibilities9:40: Emma explains how she helps bring play into the corporate and business world12:15: A few of the lessons from clowning that Emma has learned, and wants to teach other people16:57: How Emma shied away from being “all” of herself in the past, and the courage it took for her to step fully into her whole identity22:49: How Emma structures her life to give herself more space for play, rest, and creativity, including more details about her “rainbow diary” 28:37: The ways in which Emma balances the responsibilities of her adult self vs the desires of her “clowns”35:38: Emma talks about the common characteristics and mindsets of the people who are “utterly extraordinary” 39:22: What living a life she doesn’t need a vacation from means to EmmaRelevant links: Follow Emma on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emmastroudldn/ Purchase Emma’s book, “Lessons From a Clown: How to Find Courage to Show Up for Yourself and Laugh Every Day”: amzn.to/3jvV9q0 Listen to the Clowning Around Podcast: https://pod.link/1499174238 Free Soulcation Daily Planning Page: https://www.melodymiles.com/daily-planning-pageFollow Mel on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/soulcationmel/ Purchase the Soulcation Planner: https://www.melodymiles.com/soulcation-planner


31 Oct 2021

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125: How To Clown Around at Work and Have Massive Success with Emma Stroud

b Cause Work Doesn't Have to Suck

BE MORE BANANA!! Erin interviews the incomparable and totally authentic Emma Stroud - Creator, Podcaster, Author, Speaker, MC, Coach, Businesswoman AND Clown. Emma is on a life voyage to persuade the world to adopt the life attitude to laugh, love and play more. Her stories will help you see there’s a greater connection between your disparate passions and a way to make money while having fun too. Authenticity is truly part of Emma’s character and without a doubt contributes to Emma’s success. As Emma says, “Have more fun enjoying your life!”, an attitude much needed.   In this interview, you’ll hear Emma share unforgettable stories and the secret to her success as well as best practices in her many roles. While listening to Emma’s real-life anecdotes. it’s hard not to smile. I mean, who couldn’t use a little Orange in their life? Connect with Emma Stroud:  Instagram: ​​ Linkedin: Podcast: Keep an eye out for Emma's book, Lessons From A Clown, which will be released on October 24th!   Tweetable Comments “Be more Banana’ became a thing. Have more fun enjoying your life!” “If you see me, I’m 5 foot two and a half. So I’m not a threatening banana.” “Society dictates what we do in life is important.” “Adulting does not have to be serious.” “In all the status and job titles, people forget they are human.” “Masks and facades drop when people connect and remember they are human.” “The Realistic is not far from the Dreamer.” “As long as you are aware of your critic you are already in a place of change.” “Invest in yourself when you are happy and not just in times of crisis.” “Surround yourself with good people.” “Never use money as why you can’t; it’s just about being brave.” “If you want to change, you have to give yourself the space to slow down-from there anything is possible.”   If you like jammin' with us on the podcast, b sure to join us for more fun and inspiration! Here are some options... Follow Nicole on LinkedIn:   Follow Erin on LinkedIn:   Check out the b BRILLIANT career coaching program @   b Cause Podcast Facebook group @   We even share more crazy stuff here (you probably thought that was impossible). Get your own copy of Erin's book by searching "You Do You Ish" in amazon or going to   Take our simple, fun and insightful "What Kind of Dog Are You At Work?" by going to   We have so much fun stuff going on...we wouldn't want you to miss out - join the authenticity movement and our community by adding your email just about anywhere @   Check out our blog for more of our no-BS career advice @   We have fun and inspiring t-shirts @ DISCLAIMER: This episode is not explicit, though contains mild swearing that may be unsustainable for younger audiences.


12 Oct 2021

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Bleep Bulimia Episode 37 with Emma Stroud Comedy Performer, Speaker, Coach and Clown

Bleep Bulimia

Absolutely the best way to start a day.  Emma Stroud, a comedy performer, speaker, MC, speaker mentor, coach and clown.Clown?  I asked her about this and she so eloquently described the meaning of a clown.Brought me back to the days when I tried to be a class clown and ended up with detentions.  So I stopped.  I will say I really enjoyed it though.Emma didn't stop.  She has made a career of making people laugh, think and play.We so often forget to play.  It's my favorite thing to do, and I have been thought of as weird as an adult who doesn't want to adult all the time.I believe we all have a child in us that still wants to play, and I love that Emma reflects my beliefs.Does it take away the adulting, the pains we go through in life?  No.  However, humor makes things better.Thank you, in the your endearing name "Em", as you referred yourself to, for agreeing to be a guest.   Truly a beautiful message to my listeners.And make sure you get her book!  Coming September 26th!!  Lesson From A Clown -  How to have courage to show up for yourself and laugh everyday. You can find Emma at https://emmastroud.london/ and at https://laughthinkplay.com/ to join her Global Movement Laugh. Think. Play which was launched in 2021.More about Emma:Emma Stroud is a speaker, comedy performer, MC, speaker mentor, coach and clown.With over twenty years of experience across all sectors she makes people laugh and think and play more.  Her new Global Movement Laugh. Think. Play was launched in 2021.  She writes regularly for various magazines including Psychologies Magazine, The Edge (institute of Leadership and Management magazine and Cosmopolitan to name a few) and has been a featured expert on the BBC and ITV and her podcast Clowning Around.. launched successfully in Feb 2020.Her latest film Re:Framed will be shown later this year around the worldHer Tedx talk “Be More Banana” is the only Tedx talk where the speaker is dressed as a Banana.Her book Lessons From a Clown:  What the Clown taught the business coach and how these will change your life is out later in 2021.For further support you can visit my group on FB at https://www.facebook.com/groups/bullimiaddict Find me on Instagram @bullimiaddict and @bleepbulimia Blog https://www.bullimiaddict.com To sign up as a guest on my podcast visit https://www.bleepbulimia.com You can also visit us on FB at https://www.facebook.com/groups/bleepbulimia New Release Kindle or Signed Copy! How To Have Your Cake & Not Eat It All Too - A Guide To Adult Bulimia RecoveryBE A GUEST/FIND A GUEST Start for Free! PODMATCH is innovative, provides easy communication and dashboard scheduling! My pick of the month!Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show (https://paypal.me/iamthatgal)


20 Jul 2021

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Episode 5: Stop Fighting Yourself, with Emma Stroud

Enough, the podcast

You’ve done the inner work, but you still find yourself thinking, “Jeez, I should be sorted by now.”  You wonder if you’re doing it wrong. I created this episode with Emma Stroud, performer, MC, author, and professional clown (and one of my coaches), because I wanted to show you that the journey to Enough is messy and non-linear. Emma has worked on herself for decades. She’s done the deep work. I thought you’d like to hear how she puts it into practice day by day — a kind of peek behind the curtain, if you will. Spoiler alert: It’s still messy. And that’s okay. We discuss: How Emma talked herself away from the edge of a train platform Owning ALL the parts of ourselves — even the “gross”, scary ones How to handle anger and rage that comes up during the healing journey Dealing with shame  Why you should play the Mission Impossible theme while hanging laundry Oodles of practical tips and tools We laugh.  We get uncomfortable.  Join us for this nourishing, deeply human conversation. Find Emma here: https://emmastroud.london Her podcast, Clowning Around, is here: https://pod.link/1499174238


15 Jul 2021

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The Form Guide 021 with Emma Stroud

The Form Guide

Welcome to Season 2 of The Form Guide Podcast.It's great to see our podcast featured in Feedspot's Top 20 Workplace Mental Health Podcasts. Thank you to Anuj Agarwal for including us. I am delighted to have appeared on a number of the other shows.Em is on a mission to get the world to laugh, think and play more. She loves personal development, comedy, clowning, performing, coaching, writing, speaking, and helping people have a great time whilst they change and grow.She knows that if we play more, create more space, laugh, and allow ourselves to think, we can grow as individuals and our business(es) will follow suit.Curious to find out how humour affects our mental health? We promise that this talk will give your FormScore a boost. 🎵 Gwen McCrae, All This Love That I'm Giving | Lenny Kravitz, Fly Away Fly Away 


4 Jul 2021

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Emma Stroud | How clowning around can make you successful

Speaking Influence

How many times a day do you laugh? Probably not nearly enough. My guest on this show is on a mission to help the world laugh, think and play more.Emma Stroud is a well-known speaker, entertainer and coach. She's become very well known for her humorous podcast 'Clowning Around', where she interviews guests on interesting topics with a light-hearted twist and an inevitable interruption from the hilarious Barbara. I've had the pleasure of being a guest myself and you can take a listen here: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/episode-46-clowning-around-hidden-tools-with-john-ball/id1499174238?i=1000499011151 There are plenty of other episodes to choose from too.Find out more about Emma, her coaching work, comedy performances and much more here: https://emmastroud.london/If you enjoyed this episode and learned anything valuable, the best possible thank you is by you sharing it on social media. Tag me and I'll give you a shout out on an upcoming episode.Support the show (https://speakinginfluence.supercast.tech/)

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10 May 2021

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Clowning Around with Emma Stroud

The Recruitment Network Podcast

Today Gordon is joined by Emma Stroud on the Podcast. Emma is a comedian, theatre, speaker, MC and business coach to many organisations on personal effectiveness. Join Gordon and Emma as they talk about personal effectiveness, personal authenticity and how that can help us as leaders. They also delve into how you can learn from the world of stand up when it comes to the crazy zoom world we live in at the moment. Enjoy!


10 Sep 2020

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Holiday… With Emma Stroud

Clowning Around Podcast

Join your host Emma and her Clown Barbara talking all things Holiday!  Em and her Clown Barbara are off on their holidays – in this short episode Em updates us on what she is up to and we find out where Barbara has been.  We will also find out about the Spotify Playlist!! Clowning Around Podcast Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4TXU4r2qLjKc5w0IgEoF5m?si=nU960dyVQViey6Smg-HAtQ Follow Em @emmastroudldn @clowningaroundpodcast


11 Aug 2020