A PODCAST PRODUCTION
Raw . Not Researched . Real Life . Stories
Inspirational Interviews is an Inspiring International Podcast Show. It presents the life stories of brave hearts from all over the world! Based out of a studio in The Netherlands. Interviews are Hosted and Produced by South African born and bred, Jen Rodd.
Each Inspirational Interview is:
RAW, NOT RESEARCHED – A REAL LIFE, STORY!
At the core, Jen believe’s in protecting our world, our species, peoples minds and their souls.
She believes everyone should endeavour to do what they love in life. “People need to do what connects them with their truth!” Jen’s mission is to inspire this!
She invites guests onto the show, famous or not, all walks of life, colour, sex, race and religion – who she believes, is inspiring.
As a Biographical Interviewer, and previous award winning recruitment business owner, Jen’s credentials and genuine interest in peoples life stories shines out. Each interview embodies the wholesome quest into her guests life story.
As the cheeky and daring youngest. Growing up with three older brother, nothing surprises her, and she loves a good laugh!
As an intuitive and NLP Master Coach, Jen prefers conversations which are open hearted, exploratory, honest and raw. She believes this gifts inspiring and motivating conversations, which have the capacity to mirror, motivate and inspire the listener.”
WHY LISTEN TO LONG LIFE STORIES?
“I believe that when you listen to peoples stories you get our of your own head. When you get out of your own head, you STOP THINKING AND FORGET YOURSELF. When you stop thinking about yourself, you feel calm and a sense of joy. When you are calm and feel joy, you feel more connected with yourself. When you are more connected with yourself, everything is clear. When you have a sense clarity you are able to MAKE BETTER DECISIONS, CREATE, MOVE, BE, DO. When you are moving, creating and doing, you ultimately always shift in a direction of TRUTH AND LOVE.
WHAT ARE OTHERS SAYING ABOUT JEN
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LOOKING FOR A PARTICULAR STORY?
“I believe that hearing peoples stories is the source for all lessons to be learned in life.
when we can identify parallels between our stories and other people’s stories, we feel together, not alone we feel more capable, inspired, one! This is why I’ve started the Podcast Show – Inspirational Interviews.
I learned from my mother a long time ago; “always give old people your time”. to hear them out, to hear their stories, and to listen to what they want to tell you about their day. I realized its not just old peoples stories that I want to listen to and give the time to, but everyone’s story. from my dad, I learned, to listen, to pay attention and to be alert, and to remember.
I am not interested in interviewing people because they are important (in society). I am interested in people who want to share, open up from the heart, give.
I think that by giving someone the space to tell their story thoroughly, creates a mirror effect, and they see patterns and habits through their lives. this becomes inspirational for creating change where patterns reveal themselves. or, otherwise indeed, not changing, what they see has worked in their lives; that perhaps the patterns of “madness”, even though they create an element of chaos, are in fact, what keeps them alive, excited, and interested in life. it’s so nice to experience these discoveries with people.
To share in their achievements and joy, and yes also to share in their sadness too.
stories are just so beautiful and the connection with the person sharing their story with me, makes me feel alive.”
Hi, I’m Jen Rodd,
Deep down, I’m still that small town girl from South Africa. I spent most of my young adult life, in a private girls boarding school in Pietermaritzburg, I loved it! Participated in every sport there was on offer. Playing competitive, national hockey, squash and athletics. (always striving and thriving for physical and mental challenge)
Meanwhile, back home, I would be running around town, kicking ass at marbles with all the neighbourhood kids, swinging from the trees branches with my brother’s, climbing mountains, swimming in the dams, getting up to mischief, and cracking up jokes with all my friends.
My mother edged me into modelling classes from a young age, which gave me a sense and appreciation for all things girly.
My Father taught me everything I needed to know about the bush, culling, tracking, survival, setting up camp in the middle of nowhere, and most importantly how to change a car tire when no-one else is around!
Now, I guess you could say, I am a hearty blend of the rustic African sporty bush veld, and the arty-chic cosmopolitan city life. I have been starting businesses since I was 24 years old, hosting and presenting live, radio and on line talk shows, acting on television, and creating motivational coaching workshops. I paint and cook in my spare time and love creating beautiful interior spaces in the home!
I love people’s life stories, and I love connecting with other human beings on a soul-filled level. Since I was at School, I have been creating platforms to show case achievements of others. This show is my life’s work, a dream brought into reality!
“People, their stories, and the reasons behind and in front of the decisions they make, fascinates me! I lost a very special brother too soon, and the shock of his death and not hearing his voice anymore, scrambled my thoughts about life, and our reasons for being here! I stopped all of my ambitious career plans. In the moment of his death I clearly understood the role love plays in a humans life. Slowly and over time, I had to come to terms with the fact, that it is indeed, absolutely important, that we do what we love and simply do whatever brings us joy in our day. My family and my friends are the glue under my feet, which keep me grounded on this earth. The rest of life makes me very curious…and here we are…”