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Welcome to episode 47 of What I Know Now, the personal development and leadership podcast.

Today’s guest is Bibi Baskin. Bibi is a former RTÉ presenter, hotelier and motivational speaker. She has a wide-range of experience in media, radio and TV and was a hugely popular figure on Irish television in the late 1980’s and 1990’s. Bibi was the first woman in Ireland to host her own TV chat show.

Her career also brought her to the UK, where she developed a significant interest in the Indian system of Wellness, Ayurveda. She went to Kerala, South India in 2001 to learn more about it for an initial three week holiday. However, she would end up spending a total of 15 years there, where she owned and managed a heritage hotel which also featured Ayurveda

She is now back living in Ireland and travels around the country delivering motivational talks on the subject of inviting change into your life and illustrates how she coped with this on her varied career path.

In this brilliant and inspiring podcast, we discuss the following:

  • Being in the public eye
  • Why she doesn’t see the point in planning
  • Moving to India and setting up her own hotel
  • Changes she saw in Irish culture after being away for 20 years
  • Why she believes people are fearful of change
  • Things she learned during her time in India
  • What gives her energy and happiness
  • Advice Bibi would give to her 18-year-old self



To find out more about Bibi Baskin.you can follow her on Twitter @BibiBaskin and on Facebook or you can also connect with her on LinkedIn.

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