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The Path of Hope

In this episode Stephen Whitton talks publicly for the first time about a point in his life where he chose the path of hope over the path of despair. He shares his story of how his attempts to mask uncomfortable truths about himself led to an addictive behaviour which he also tried to hide – until there was nowhere left to hide.

About Stephen Whitton: 

Stephen is the Founder of [M]enable – the global movement for mental health support in the Automotive Sector. After a successful career of over 35 years in the industry, covering numerous roles from Salesman to Executive Director, he is a renowned authority on employee well-being to achieve results. A passionate speaker whose pragmatic and insightful approach has inspired 1000s of people in audiences across the world. [M]enable was created on the back of Stephen’s own struggles, with a clear purpose and mission - to change cultures in masculine cultures and performance driven businesses, enabling the Mental Health stigma to be removed.

About the host Rachel Maunder

Rachel Maunder is a Story Coach, helping people find and craft their personal stories for greater engagement through speaking.

Her secret sauce includes a blend of an ability to spot the key parts of a story and to highlight those in a relatable way, a lifelong curiosity around what makes people different and a gentle way of drawing people’s stories out of them.

An advocate and ally of acceptance and inclusion of those who seem different to us, in whatever way, and you start to see Rachel’s motivation behind creating The Other Stories Podcast.

 Rachel coaches individuals and runs bespoke workshops for organisations. She also offers an online home-study programme using her own StoryCRAFT process.

You can find her contact details or book a complimentary exploratory call here:


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