Episode 8 – The One About Communication

Meet Elloa & Nige

Nige and Elloa Atkinson, a husband and wife team are co-authors of the groundbreaking book, Odd Man Out: Breaking The Vow of Male Silence. Amongst other pursuits, they coach individuals, couples and groups, and facilitate workshops to support men around the world to understand more about themselves and women to understand more about men. Nige and Elloa are known for their ability to shake up the status quo, their honesty and their playfulness.

You can find out more about them here:









Fav quotes from this episode:

“You always get a chance to do it again, even if you do a huge fuck-up”

“Being an adult is very much about taking responsibility for my thoughts and actions”

“It’s all shit and sunshine!”

“I really wish that I still had those plastic high heels I had when I was 5 years old”

“I am an adult but sometimes I just want to sit and download music!”


In this episode we talk about:

  • Communication as an exercise in learning to listen and getting under the skin of what the other person is saying
  • Conversing as an art
  • How anxiety can induce terrible 80s haircuts
  • The importance of playful and creative communication
  • The openness of dialogue and not having to be right, or clever, or perfect
  • The role of fun, playfulness and silliness in being yourself and communicating your message


Plus join us for a whole bunch of giggles whilst chatting about feeling tongue tied on your own podcast, lost property announcements, poodles with dodgy haircuts and overcoming stage fright at TEDx!

About the author, Ebonie

Ebonie is the go-to Coach for Misfits and Mavens. She’s the positively disruptive creator of The Misfit to Maven Way, The Value Filter™ system and author of ‘Misfit to Maven: From ARGH to AHHH.’

She dedicates her days to inspiring and enabling people who have forgotten who they really are to feel less ARGH!! and more AHHH!!!

It is her mission to help you live a fully rounded, three-dimensional, successful and self-governed life where you can thrive.

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