The Grow Zone - Realtime Adventures

Do you need new impulses and inspiration to develop yourself further? Then it’s time for a real-time adventure: join the hosts of The Grow Zone – Sarah Huebner, the improver and communication adventurer, and Ceri Temple, the outdoor adventurer.

Immerse yourself in the experiences of our mini-excursions in the areas of communication, play, risk-taking, intercultural understanding, resilience and much more. Each episode is packed with philosophical discussions, practical (methodological) tips, entertaining games and a good pinch of humor.

»Real change, long-lasting change happens step by step«

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Podcast Team

Ceri Temple

The French-born British woman with dual citizenship (German and British) in the Bavarian Prealps has built her life and career on her passion for nature and her role in wellbeing.

Ceri has worked in education, outdoor adventure and tourism since 2002 and founded her own company 4elements in 2012 with the aim of inspiring others by embarking on adventure travel in nature and in their immediate surroundings. In this exchange, participants develop more self-confidence by learning to deal with challenges and to grow beyond themselves. Ceri is a certified teacher, outdoor educator, ski instructor and hiking guide.

Sarah Hübner

Sarah grew up in a German-British household on the outskirts of Munich. She is an actress, teacher, communication trainer for team building and learning strategies and she designs online celebrations.

Curious about the diversity of the world, she has visited new places on many occasions and worked and lived in Great Britain, the USA, and various parts of Germany and China. The driving forces behind these ventures were and are her passion for theatre and learning, and especially for motivating people. After working full-time in international schools for 13 years, she started her own business as a trainer and organizer of online events. Her playful, interactive and action-oriented events help people to communicate more attentively, happily and creatively with themselves and others.

Podcast Episodes

Podcast #15: Transforming Lives With The Power Of Theatre With Damilola Apotieri-Abdulai

Whatever you want to be Playback Theatre gives you that skill … Dare to be human” Our third guest, Oluwadamilola Apotieri-Abdulai, joins us from another country and continent: Nigeria in Westafrica. Damilola is Nigeria’s first Applied Drama and Playback Theatre practitioner. In our conversation…

Podcast #14: Language Learning And Travel Adventures With Bronwyn Clinton

In this episode with Irish group travel business owner and entrepreneur Bronwyn Clinton we delve into real time adventures in language learning, communication between different cultures and the power of human connection for well-being and personal growth. Bronwyn shares her adventure story, skills for resilience and courage in various areas of life and teaches Sarah and Ceri some Irish. A wonderful blast of positive energy from across the Irish Sea.

Podcast #13: Real Time Adventures In Music With Lukas Maier

A new series of the Grow Zone calls for new adventures. In this series we talk with other Real Time Adventurers from all “Walks” of life.

Meet our first guest, Lukas Maier, Composer, Song writer, Musician and Improviser. Lukas takes us on a journey into his world of music – sharing his passion for real time adventures on and off stage, as well as sources of inspiration, strength and creativity- interspersed with some improvised tunes. What a joy of an episode this was to record- we hope that you enjoy it as much as we did!

Podcast #12: Resilience

In the final episode of the first series of The Grow Zone, Sarah and Ceri adventure into the topic of resilience: what it means, where they have experienced it and what they know about training and building resilience to navigate life’s tightrope – as well as building resilient societies and environments. A rich topic that will certainly be revisited in the future!

Podcast #11: Cycles

From our annual journey around the sun to story-telling and the process of adventure, so many aspects of our life seem to follow a cycle of sorts. Sarah and Ceri discuss the highs and lows of cycles, different cultural interpretations of cycles and how we can embrace the energy within a cycle for positive growth or development.

Podcast #10: Making choices

Facing choices, making choices and going “all in”- the stress and energy around decision-making. How can we embrace choice and move forward positively with a decision?

Podcast #9: Physicality

In this episode we explore the nature of physical movement and how it informs and impacts so many different aspects of day-to-day living, as well as performance- whether on a stage or mountain slope. How can an understanding of our bodies and awareness support us in different situations?

Podcast #8: Pause and silence

Naturally, here we are not silent but we are big fans of pauses and silences. We discuss the different forms of pause and silence, how it can play different roles in our lives, encounters and communications. How comfortable are you with pause and silence?
How do you use pause and silence in your everyday life?

Podcast #7: Play

Sarah describes her work as “play” and Ceri describes the outdoors as her “playground”, but how does play work in these different environments and why is play important to us? Come play with us in the episode as we throw around our different ideas and examples of bringing more play into everyday life.

Podcast #6: Step by Step

Ceri has just returned from guiding a group across the Alps- a journey of many thousands of steps and leading us to discuss the process of making and executing plans- whether its a hike across the Alps, an improv scene or completing a project.
We talk about adaptability, focus and being in the moment.

Podcast #5: Real Time Adventures

Following on from our previous episode discussing the first part of our podcast title “The Grow Zone”, we explore the second part of its title “Real Time Adventures”. What is Real Time? And why adventures?

Podcast #4: The Grow Zone

In this episode we dissect the title of our podcast and start with the first part “The Grow Zone”. We discuss what the topic of growth, what it means to us and why it is so important in the work we do.

Podcast #3: Dealing with change

Well the introductions are over, it‘s time to start our conversations in the Grow Zone. We are in the midst of the first Covid-19 wave and lockdown and it seems appropriate to talk about the subject of change. As communications and outdoors adventurers “change” is something we deal with on a regular basis, but what does it really mean and how can we adapt and embrace change?

Podcast #2: Meet Sarah

Welcome to our second episode of The Grow Zone! In this episode we get to know podcast host Sarah Hübner, the Communications Adventurer. We delve into her journey into drama, the role of theatre in her personal and professional life and how she applies these experiences and techniques to bring connection, joy and confidence in her life and the different settings within which she works.

Podcast #1: Meet Ceri

Welcome to our first episode of The Grow Zone! In this episode we get to know podcast host Ceri Temple, the Outdoor Adventurer: her background, career path, her journey to self-employment and pursuing her passion for the great outdoors.

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