Yoga, cooking, photography, art, drama, play…the Ad Meliora Academy is an Online Language School with a difference. Founder, Laura Turinetto is passionate, not just about languages, but about bringing languages together with other passions; acting out the language, not just speaking it out. Creativity runs in the family; “we are crazy creatives”, she laughs. From Rome to London via Brussels, languages are in Laura’s blood (she speaks five). “You get into the heart of people, when you speak their language”, she enthuses. Together with her team of fellow therapists and coaches (Laura is a trained Life Coach), Ad Meliora, which translates as ‘onwards and upwards’ offers a tailored service which combines language learning with activities for all ages; “from 3 to 103”, says Laura. “We are open to all”. A sense of fun is at the heart of it all, and much of that emanates from Laura herself. Re-connecting families and positive brain exercise are just some of the rewards to be had on these linguistic adventures. Another adventure that Laura is on is that of Alopecia, a much mis-understand but-immune disease that she has lived with since she was a young girl. “Hair was a big thing for me and I lost all mine aged 15. That was tough.” Whilst teaching others, Laura explains how Alopecia has actually been a teacher for her as she photographs her journey with it to promote awareness and be a champion for it. Get ready to be lifted onwards and upwards in this fun-filled and multi-linguistic podcast.

Smash The Box is a personal development business. Everything I do is with the aim of inspiring you to find your purpose so you can make your mark on the world. One way I do this is by sharing people’s stories. Inspiring stories that the world needs to hear. Stories of breakthroughs, of adversity overcome, of achievements, successes, of setbacks and turnarounds, of realisations and lightbulb moments. This audio experience is a natural and perfect complement to the existing services of Life Coaching, Leadership Coaching, Breakthrough Workshops and Inspirational Talks – all of which forms something quite unique and special. If you are looking to find your purpose in life, in work, or both, then don’t just think outside the box. It’s time to Smash The Box!