Weil, who served as an expert psychologist during the Oscar Pistorius trial, has interviewed the likes of Mother Theresa, Bishop Desmond Tutu, and the Dalai Lama. She hopes her new podcast will "inspire people to live their lives with understanding and intention".

"If you want expert advice and shared experiences around personal challenges, family dynamics, conflict resolution, communication, dealing with adversity, parenting, conquering fear and anxiety, overcoming trauma, being your best in the workplace, self-esteem and enhancing your relationship — in fact, a spectrum of issues that will resonate with you —you cannot miss Thrive with DrD," Weil says.

Weil has a line-up of guests in the pipeline, including Dr John Demartini, one of the world's leading authorities on human behaviour and personal development. Demartini will share tips on how to overcome the fear preventing people from acting on their goals and unleashing their full potential.

Benjamin Zander, conductor of the Boston Philharmonic, will also join Weil on her podcast. The pair talk about a powerful way of looking at life that will make you the conductor of your orchestra, rather than a passive player.

Future-Proof Your Child for the 2020s and Beyond authors Dr Graeme Codrington and Nikki Bush will also feature in an upcoming episode. They will discuss some of the x-factors associated with success and how parents can help their children develop them.

In the launch episode — recorded after the announcement by president Cyril Ramaphosa of a national lockdown — Weil unpacks COVID-19: Crisis and Opportunity with one of South Africa's most respected and renowned business and thought leaders Mark Barnes.

Barnes is the former CEO of the South African Post Office and is credited with stabilising the organisation before his departure in 2019. "We are living through a time of unprecedented uncertainty and disruption," says Weil. "Yes, we are out of control but we can choose our responses, understand and navigate this challenging landscape. Know that we are all in this together."

Weil is a respected clinical and organisational psychologist with more than 30 years of experience. She is known for leading quality conversations at seminars and workshops all over the world.

"We are thrilled to welcome DrD Dorianne Weil to JacPod," says JacarandaFM programme manager Hennie Myburgh. "She brings a fresh element to the JacPod offering and her wealth of experience is sure to offer podcast listeners immense value."

"We've seen the JacPod platform grow from strength to strength with audiences loving access to some of the top podcasters in the country, including Good Things Guy's Brent Lindeque and Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp (Baby Brunch – The Parenting Series), who regularly chart in the top five in South Africa on Apple Podcasts," adds Myburgh.

"It's been great to integrate podcasting into our product offering to our audiences and our clients," concludes Myburgh.

Individuals are encouraged to listen to Thrive with DrD at www.jacpod.co.za, the Jacaranda FM website, Apple Podcasts or onsmart phone's podcast app.

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