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Working Hard, Hardly Working

English, Education, 1 seasons, 77 episodes, 2 days 17 hours 28 minutes
In this podcast series, author and entrepreneur Grace Beverley moves away from the traditional 9-5 work rhetoric, to get a better understanding of what ACTUALLY goes on behind the scenes and how that looks for us as individuals. Are you good at taking time off? What’s the side to your work life that no one else sees? How do you avoid burnout? Each week Grace and her guest open an honest dialogue about these topics, and share practical tips to help make our work and home lives more balanced, successful and fulfilling. This podcast accompanies the launch of Grace’s debut novel and Sunday Times Best Seller; Working Hard, Hardly Working.
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Ep. 76 Why You’re Struggling With Motivation And How To Fix It With John Amaechi OBE

It is an understatement to say that John Amaechi has had a career that has taken him places. Not only is he an Organisational Psychologist, an OBE, a New York Times Bestselling Author, a Fellow of the Institute of Science and Technology, a Professor of Leadership, a non-executive director of an FTSE 250 company and the founder of organisational psychology consultancy APS. He was also, more surprisingly, the first Briton to play professional basketball in the NBA league, a move which saw him leave his hometown of Stockport for the world of professional basketball aged just 18. And whilst playing, he was the first NBA player to come out as gay. Never afraid to stand up and speak out, his book made me question a lot of things I thought I knew about myself and the way I live and work. Amaechi has spent years studying the world’s highest performers, in both the sporting and corporate world, and I’m so looking forward to everyone hearing his amaz
26/02/20241 hour 11 minutes 44 seconds
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Ep. 75 Alice Liveing On The Dark Side Of Social Media, Influencing & Diet Culture

Trigger warning: eating disordersI knew Alice Liveing's story was one full of twists and turns, but I did not expect to have such a frank conversation about the power we give 'social media stars' and the impact of toxic trends not just on viewers, but on the individuals perpetuating those trends.This episode is about Alice's journey to balance, but it's also about the warped reality of social media, and why we shouldn't be too harsh on ourselves about our past actions, something we all need a reminder of every so often. I hope you enjoy listening! I'd be so grateful if you could rate the podcast five stars. +Download Revolut for free and get £20 when you use your card! subject to availability. Max £200 cashback per month. T&amp;Cs apply. £20 Reward only available until 30th April 2024 and other T&amp;Cs apply. Hosted on Acast. See <a
19/02/20241 hour 4 minutes 59 seconds
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Ep. 74 Why We Can’t Always Have It All And What To Do About It With Laura Jackson

Can we really have it all? Laura Jackson is a founder, a TV presenter, a side hustler and a mother of three. So today's episode is all about balance, the 'working mother paradox', and finding joy in the chaos. Laura was also so open about her tough experience with ante-natal depression, I can't thank her enough for being so raw and honest. If you've got a non-linear career that's taken you lots of places, or you always feel like you're spinning 100 plates, this episode is for you. I really hope you enjoy watching!+Download Revolut for free and get £20 when you use your card! subject to availability. Max £200 cashback per month. T&amp;Cs apply. £20 Reward only available until 30th April 2024 and other T&amp;Cs apply.+GLASSETTE:'S INSTAGRAM: INSTAGRAM:
12/02/202456 minutes 11 seconds
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Ep. 73 The Blueprint For Building An 8 Figure Business On Social Media With Luxe Collective’s Ben Gallagher

Ben Gallagher has built a multi-million-pound fashion business at the age of 23. You might not have heard of his name, but if you’re on TikTok, I can guarantee you’ll have seen his encyclopaedic videos on the fashion industry.&nbsp;Growing up in Formby near Liverpool, Ben recounts how he always wanted to keep up with his friends who had the latest designer pieces, but he couldn’t afford them. After seeing the discounts on pre-loved items, he and his brother started a consignment shop in Liverpool.Now, just 5 years later, Luxe Collective turns over millions each year and has just received investment from Steven Bartlett after they came out on top on Dragon’s Den.&nbsp;Last year they gained over 950k followers on Luxe Collective's social platforms, and I'm so grateful to Ben for sharing the secrets of their strategy.I really hope you enjoy listening.Download Revolut for free and get £20 when you use your card!<p
05/02/20241 hour 6 minutes 13 seconds
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Ep. 72 How To Be A Better Manager

Today's episode of Working Hard, Hardly Working is one of our most highly requested solo episodes: it's all about how to be a better manager.Management truly is one of the most important skills to have in the workplace, but most of us are never taught how to do it. I find it so strange that it's one of those skills we're expected to just 'pick up' even though it's not a skill the majority of people specialise in when entering their careers, and it often doesn't come as second nature (it certainly didn't to me!). Plus, it's categorically the most important skill for career progression.I hope you find this episode helpful and enjoy listening! Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
29/01/202428 minutes 38 seconds
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Ep. 71 Reveals All: Money-making, The Price Of Fame & His Secret Recipe For Creativity

It’s a big one, today on Working Hard, Hardly Working, we have the one and only’s a multi-platinum artist, he’s won nine Grammys, an Emmy and is an all-round incredible musician, both as part of the Black Eyed Peas and as a music producer. But what you might not know, is that he’s also a tech entrepreneur, and has been leading and investing in tech companies for over a decade now.&nbsp;I wanted to speak to Will about navigating two simultaneous careers, how they intersect, and what brought him to where his “career” lies now.It’s such an honour to have Will on the podcast, I’ll be honest with you, I was pretty star-struck. Thanks so much for listening!Download Revolut for free and get £20 when you use your card!&nbsp; subject to availability. Max £200 cashback per month. T&amp;Cs apply. £20 Reward only available unt
22/01/202452 minutes 41 seconds
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Ep.70 Why You Should Be Taking More Risks For Love with Estée Lalonde

In today’s episode of Working Hard, Hardly Working, I am so excited to be chatting with Estée Lalonde, one of the OG beauty bloggers &amp; now founder of the bath and body brand MIRROR WATER.&nbsp;She’s now got over 2 million followers, but it all started when she was just 19 and decided to move halfway across the world to a city where she knew no-one, all because of love.&nbsp;She’s speaks so openly about her mental health, the highs and lows of her relationships and now building a brand, and even her proposal ultimatum. I can’t wait for you to hear this girly chat, we go deep!&nbsp;Download Revolut for free and get £20 when you use your card!&nbsp; subject to availability. Max £200 cashback per month. T&amp;Cs apply. £20 Reward only available until 30th April 2024 and other T&amp;Cs apply.<p style='color:grey; f
15/01/202451 minutes 4 seconds
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Ep. 69 Why You Should Treat Your Career Like A Sport With Gabby Logan

On today’s episode of Working Hard, Hardly Working I sat down with Gabby Logan, a broadcasting legend and all-around superwoman.&nbsp;Starting out as a rhythmic gymnast who represented Wales and Great Britain, her career took a turn when she moved into the world of sports broadcasting, and for the last 25 years she’s been one of the most well-known faces on our screens, whether it’s the Olympics or the Euros, you can guarantee she’ll be making an appearance.&nbsp;She's also the host of The Mid Point podcast, which examines midlife expectations and challenges with guests, you can listen to The Mid Point here: to speak to incredible women like Gabby is such an honour for me, I hope you enjoy listening!Download Revolut for free and get £20 when you use your card!&nbsp; subject to availabi
08/01/202446 minutes 48 seconds
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Ep. 68 How To Overcome Your Demons With Jason Fox

TRIGGER WARNING: This episode contains content about suicide. Jason Fox spent 20 years in the special forces, carrying out perilous missions in the most remote &amp; harsh environments. But it's when he left the military after being diagnosed with PTSD that his story really took a turn. Now a staple on our screens on SAS: Who Dares Wins, Jason has used his platform to speak openly about his mental health struggles and how he manages them. This was such a fascinating conversation, and I can't thank Jason enough for being so vulnerable. I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed recording it. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
02/01/202456 minutes 44 seconds
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Ep. 67: Plan With Me: A Step-by-Step Framework For How to Actually Achieve Your Goals in 2024

The end of the year means my planning senses start tingling!! So, today's episode is a step-by-step talk through of how I plan for each upcoming year. We cover vision boarding, goal setting, habit tracking, staying accountable and lots more. I felt like it would be easier to do it together and take you through exactly how I do it to ensure I actually reach the things I say I want to.My digital planner is from my business The Productivity Method, you can find out more about it here: Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
18/12/202317 minutes 30 seconds
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Ep. 66 Lydia Millen: The Inside Story

With over 3 million followers, Lydia Millen has been blogging for over a decade.She very rarely does interviews, so I wanted to sit down with Lydia to get some insight into the woman behind the handle and dig into her life, her career &amp; the criticism she's faced. She really opens up. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
11/12/202341 minutes 14 seconds
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Ep. 65 “I was an emotional wreck”: Saffron Barker on the secrets and sacrifices of growing up online

Influencer, YouTuber and podcast host, Saffron Barker has taken the internet by storm. With a YouTube following of almost 3.5 million subscribers across her two channels as well as 1.8 million Instagram followers, Saffron is well-loved for her engaging content.&nbsp;Stepping into the TV spotlight when she joined the 17th series of Strictly Come Dancing with dancing partner AJ Pritchard, she’s made the leap into the mainstream after a string of TV appearances, taking part in Celebrity Hunted and The Celebrity Circle.&nbsp;At the young age of 23, Saffron has completed what some people might dream of achieving, ticking off life goals, buying and renovating her own house, travelling the world and even bringing out home and clothing lines. In this episode, we go behind the scenes of her journey to fame, chatting about what it’s like to be catapulted into such young success, what she feels she could have done differently and how she coped with transitioning from onli
04/12/202335 minutes 38 seconds
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Ep.64 “People Pleasing Is Manipulative”: A Boundary Setting Bootcamp With Michelle Elman

Michelle Elman is a woman with a psychology empire. Her qualifications speak for themselves: she’s a five-board accredited life coach, a Master Practitioner, a Master Hypnotherapist and a psychologist, plus she’s published four bestselling books. But these accolades are more than just a job for Michelle. They’re personal. She faced serious health challenges throughout her childhood, having to endure 15 surgeries, followed by periods of intense self-doubt and low body confidence due to her many scars. Aged just 21, she began her campaign ‘Scarred not Scared’, advocating for body confidence, and sharing her story with the world. Now, she spends her days coaching others on the importance of self-love, boundaries and acceptance. I’m so excited to share her wisdom with you in this episode. Hosted on Acast. See
27/11/202347 minutes 42 seconds
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Ep.63 The Proposal Episode: What Really Happened! Behind The Scenes With My Agent And Some G+Ts

Extra special podcast alert! 💍I sat down with my amazing agent Lauren to chat all about how she teamed up with my fiancé to organise THE surprise proposal (no I'm not over it nor will I ever be). We cracked open the gin and got spilling the secrets: the highs, the lows, the freakouts. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
20/11/202343 minutes 8 seconds
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Ep.62 Know Nothing About Investing? This Episode’s For You.

DISCLAIMER: The information does not constitute financial advice or recommendation and should not be considered as such.AD: In this episode Grace mentions Revolut, Grace has previously worked with Revolut on a brand partnership.In this episodeToday’s episode is all about a subject that is very important to me, female investment &amp; funding, and I couldn’t think of a more qualified person to be discussing this with than Anna Sophie Hartvigsen. A Forbes all-star, Anna is the co-author of the global bestselling book 'Girls Just Wanna Have Funds' and co-founder of Female Invest, Europe’s largest financial education platform for women, which has raised over 12m dollars since launch. I can’t wait to share the important and very needed work she is doing to close the gender investment gap, I don’t need to remind you that women-led startups receive less than 3% of VC funding. So strap in and get your notebooks out, because today’s episode is for everyone wh
13/11/202332 minutes 48 seconds
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Ep.61 A Masterclass In Defying Stereotypes: How Jordan Brompton Built A Nine-Figure Green Energy Empire

Jordan Brompton is the Co-Founder of myenergi, one of the world’s fastest-growing renewable energy technology companies. Building a nine figure green energy company with 400 staff, it’s safe to say myenergi is turning heads in the renewable tech space. The company’s huge success started with the invention of the Zappi-charger, the world’s first solar charger for electric vehicles capable of using 100% renewable energy. It began as an idea over a bottle of wine with her business partner, and now drives tens of millions of sales each year. However, myenergi’s journey hasn’t always been plain sailing. I wanted to sit down with Jordan to get to the bottom of what it’s really like running an energy company as a woman. We discuss how she has scaled the business herself, the obstacles she faces on a daily basis, and why it’s important to learn your weaknesses, as well as your strengths. Now myenergi’s CMO, Jordan gives a realistic view into the whirlwind of being on the front li
06/11/20231 hour 1 minute 32 seconds
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Ep.60 "I was pushed to the side": Tasha Ghouri on her mission for a more accessible world

Tasha Ghouri is a television personality, activist, dancer and model, most recognised for her stint on the 2022 Summer series of Love Island UK, with Tasha being the first deaf person to enter the Villa.&nbsp;Referring to being deaf as her ‘Superpower’, Tasha was born deaf - with her parents identifying her disability when she was just 12 months old - and wears a cochlear implant in her right ear. She launched her own podcast ‘Superpowers with Tasha’’ in February 2023, which focuses on normalising disabilities and explores what once made her feel like an outcast now being her greatest source of strength and community.&nbsp;Following her exit from Villa and over the last two years, Tasha became the first ever pre-loved brand ambassador for eBay and worked with the likes of brand ambassador for Ann Summers, Loreal Paris, and Essie. In 2021, she was praised for an ASOS campaign where she modelled for ASOS’ earrings wearing the implant and became a figurehead in th
30/10/202346 minutes 3 seconds
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Ep.59 An Ultimate Guide To Skincare With Expert Caroline Hirons

Once described as ‘The Most Powerful Woman in Beauty’ Caroline Hirons is the Founder, presenter, best-selling Author and all-round figurehead within the skincare industry. With a career spanning 35 years in retail, 26 years in skincare and a fully trained aesthetician, Caroline offer gives expert advice to the masses, giving her honest truth behind the products we are using and the big do’s and don’ts of what we should and shouldn’t be putting on our faces.&nbsp;Since starting her online career over 10 years ago, she has built a community of over 950k combined followers, becoming a well-loved, trusted and highly regarded thought-leader within the space, with her articles having been viewed over 60 million views and 89 million unique users. In 2019, Caroline also became the resident skincare presenter on This Morning.In 2020, Caroline published her debut book ‘SkinCARE’ which became an instant Sunday Times Bestseller and the best-selling skincare title of all ti
23/10/202352 minutes 31 seconds
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Ep.58 FashionInflux On The Social Media Strategy Behind Her 2.7 Million Followers

Having accumulated over 2.7 million Instagram followers alone, Lydia Rose a.k.a Fashion Influx is thought of as the OG of social media styling and master of functional fashion. Becoming famous with her high-street fashion, Lydia grew a dedicated fan base from her recognisable styling videos. Now leading the way with beauty hacks, fashion forward styling look-books and shopping hauls, Lydia has opened up her personal life online, sharing her most intimate moments, from getting engaged, planning her wedding and home and relationship content. Recently announcing her pregnancy, Lydia Rose is sharing the highs and lows of her pregnancy, giving her followers exclusive access to her journey so far. In this episode we uncover the woman behind the Instagram handle as Lydia shares her incredible journey through online fame, the rapid rise of her Instagram following and how she created her own niche in an incredibly saturated industry. <p style='color:grey; font-size:
16/10/202336 minutes 6 seconds
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Ep.57 So You Want To Educate Yourself On The Climate Crisis? Start Here with Mikaela Loach.

Climate justice activist Mikaela Loach advocates for environmental justice, racial justice, sustainable fashion, and fights human rights issues. Along with her fearless attitude, Mikaela has been hailed as a leading influencer in the climate change crisis, in 2019 she even took the government to court for using taxpayers money to fund North Sea oil and gas companies supported by the environmental non profit Uplift and the Paid to Pollute campaign. Triumphant, Mikaela forced the government to admit in court that they had given these tax breaks.Titled a “joyful game changer” by Cosmopolitan, Mikaela is now taking the internet by storm, launching and co-hosting the Yikes! podcast which breaks down the world’s issues in an easy way to guide everyone towards action together. She is also a recent bestselling author of ‘It's Not That Radical: Climate Action To Transform Our World’ which gives the public easy, accessible options in moving forward the climate change movement.
09/10/202338 minutes 31 seconds
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Ep.56 From Homelessness to a Multimillion £ Brand: Founder Rokeya Khanum's Truly Incredible Story

In her own words, Rokeya Khanum has achieved the goals she once referred to as impossible acts. Born to parents who moved from Bangladesh to East London, she was raised alongside her seven siblings and Rokeya has always been really honest about her childhood, opening up about her teen pregnancy at 17 years old where she was then made homeless, moving from hostel to hostel and barely affording the basic necessities.&nbsp;Fast forward to the present day and Rokeya is founder of the luxury clothing brand Khanum’s. Rokeya shares her incredible origin story, from initially spotting a gap in the market, to generating six figures in 7 months, all from what she viewed as a side hustle.Now stocked in Harvey Nichols, taking the Middle East by storm and turning over 7 figures, Rokeya shares her success story from hardship. She talks about how she was determined to turn it around and exactly how she did that, after her journey on becoming a teenage mother to the
02/10/20231 hour 5 minutes 38 seconds
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Ep.55 How To Stand Out From Your Job Application (From An Employer's POV)

in this week's solo episode we're looking at how to stand out from a job application alone - from the POV of someone who's been going through application after application! i've been hiring a LOT this year and I've learned so much as to what stands out, and what is an absolute no-go, especially in a really competitive market.answering your top questions and dilemmas from how to make your application stand out, how to brand yourself as 'long-term' for future employers when your experience is short term and how to deal with constant rejection - now let's go job hunt🕵️Download Revolut for free for £20 when you make one transaction: (T&amp;Cs apply)Currency exchange is available in 30+ currencies with no fees Monday-Friday, within your plan allowance. Revolut Shops subject to change, and T&amp;Cs apply. Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener n
25/09/202316 minutes 26 seconds
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Ep.54 Perfectionism Is Holding You Back: How To Achieve AND Be Highly Productive [SOLO EP]

“You have this false perception that perfectionism is good for your work, but realistically it’s actually harming your work in the long term” 💅🏼In this week's solo ep, we're talking all about perfectionism - in work, relationships and life in general, with the aim to reframe our mindset away from perfectionism being the goal, and to get to the bottom of how we achieve highly without trying to be a perfectionist!In this episode- How do I hire my first employee so I can grow my business?- I'm a perfectionist at work and it's burning me out.- How do I tackle self doubt?- I'm a perfectionist when dating.- I can't make decisions because I'm scared of failureDownload Revolut for free for £20 when you make one transaction: (T&amp;Cs apply)Currency exchange is available in 30+ currencies with no fees Monday-Friday, within your plan allowance. Revolut Shops subject to change, and T&amp;Cs a
18/09/202322 minutes 8 seconds
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Ep.53 How I Processed My Brother's Suicide: Dr Alex On Tackling The Men's Mental Health Crisis.

Rising to fame in 2018 for his dating escapades on Love Island, Dr Alex George has since taken the media world by storm, becoming a TV doctor, writer and now Youth Mental Health Ambassador to the government, improving the support that young people receive regarding their mental health. He has also since published two Sunday Times Number 1 Bestsellers as well as bringing out his newest book, The Mind Manual. From his years as an A&amp;E doctor Alex has become a well known and respected figure, bringing the nation accessible and reassuring advice directly from the frontline throughout the pandemic. He is honest about the struggle with his own mental health, hoping to break the stigma, being an advocate for “post your pill” on Instagram and has since opened up about the tragedy of losing his younger brother to suicide, raising awareness and sharing his grief journey. Recounting his experiences with social backlash, mental health, grief and failure, Alex aims to use his socia
11/09/202338 minutes 49 seconds
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Ep.52 How To Build a Business On Social Media: Posting, Scaling + Hiring

in this week's solo ep, we are bringing it right back to the start of it all and diving into the world of social media. answering your dilemmas and giving tips and tricks on how to grow a business on social media 👩🏼‍💻including answering what I should be posting for my business on social media, what content should I use for ads, when I should be making my first hire and how to grow a side hustle !!! Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
04/09/202312 minutes 54 seconds
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Ep.51 Victim or Scammer: Who Really Is Caroline Calloway? ft. Caroline Calloway

Known for her hugely captivating story, writer, social media influencer and self titled ’Scammer’ Caroline Calloway doesn’t shy away from being controversial.&nbsp;Caroline started to build her online presence between 2013 and 2016, documenting her experience during her time at Cambridge university after dropping out of New York University. She rose to fame creating an Instagram following who were given ‘exclusive access’ into the life of Caroline Calloway and her adventures.However, whilst she gained significant traction and a dedicated fan base which gave her followers a real insight into her life, she faced criticism for her often inconsistent accounts and stories. It was later revealed that alongside forging her place at Cambridge with fraudulent results, she had bought Instagram followers before building an actual audience online.&nbsp;In 2019, Caroline promised a memoir “And We Were Like: A Memoir” as part of a $500,000 book deal on the back of
24/07/202357 minutes 26 seconds
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Ep.50 How To Survive Your 20s? The Handbook I Needed [SOLO EP]

In this week's solo episode we're having a heart to heart about navigating your 20s - relationships, getting on the career ladder, moving out, reaching your own and other people's expectations. It's a big one!How do I deal with the time pressures of my 20s?Is changing career direction in your 20s a good idea?How do you know what you truly want in your 20s?Is there a right time to move out after graduating?Is it okay if I don't have life nailed in my 20s? Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
17/07/202324 minutes 45 seconds
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Ep.49 A Rare Behind The Scenes Into REFY'S Jess Hunt + The Untold Story Of How She Shook The Beauty Industry

There’s no question Jess Hunt, co-founder of REFY, social media influencer and model has taken on the entire beauty industry. Having amassed a huge 1.8 million followers just on Instagram, Jess has turned her influencing empire into entrepreneurial success. In November 2020, Jess launched the beauty brand REFY with co-founder Jenna Meek. Having wild success with the revolutionary Brow Sculpt having a 100k waitlist and once launched had sold out within just 6 weeks. Since, the Brow Sculpt has become a firm cult favourite, Jess and Jenna has expanded its product range and is now stocked in Selfridges and Sephora across the UK, US and Canada. Selling more than 2.5 million products and a 50 million GBP valuation Jess shares her sensational story, from the reality of the influencer industry, to changing careers and what it takes to be the co-founder of REFY.The crazy story behind Jess Hunt's photoshop storyHow Jess Hunt became a viral influencerHow Jes
10/07/202358 minutes 46 seconds
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Ep.48 Am I Having Enough Sex? Sex Expert Kate Moyle Answers Most Asked Questions On Your Sex Life

Difficulties in our sexual and intimate relationships, Pyschosexual and Relationship Therapist Kate Moyle, claim to be much more common than we think. Her aim? To open the discussion by providing a unique and confidential space to have those important conversations. Kate addresses the challenges couples are facing in their sex lives and relationships such as “what sex should we be having?” to “how do we communicate better in order to have better sex?” Sparking this conversation, Kate looks to improve the couple's sexual health, wellbeing and happiness whatever that looks like for them.&nbsp;Should we be watching porn?Is porn damaging our sex lives?Why we need to be talking about our sex lives?How many times a week should we be having sex?The number one tip for improving your sex lifeHow to overcome a low libidoWhy you shouldn't be faking orgasmsDownload Revolut for free for £20 when you make one transaction: www.revolut
03/07/20231 hour 3 minutes 21 seconds
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Ep.47 How To Nail A Job Interview From An Employers POV [SOLO EP]

answering your dilemmas on 🥁 nailing a job interview 🥁 from an employers pov!What are the most common questions asked in a job interview?How do I go for my dream job from an unrelated role?How do I get a job in fashion from a different industry?How much research should I do for a job interview?HELP! What should I wear for my job interview?Download Revolut for free for £20 when you make one transaction: (T&amp;Cs apply)Currency exchange is available in 30+ currencies with no fees Monday-Friday, within your plan allowance. Revolut Shops subject to change, and T&amp;Cs apply. £20 Reward only available until 22nd July 2023 and other T&amp;Cs apply. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
26/06/202322 minutes 27 seconds
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Ep.46 From Childstar To Girlband, TV Broadcaster & Entrepreneur: How To Constantly Evolve With Rochelle Humes

Having risen to fame when she was just 12 years old, Rochelle Humes has gone from childhood popstar featuring in the band S Club 7 juniors to becoming a member of the hit UK girl group The Saturdays and now the best-loved online personality and TV broadcaster. Having had it all from such a young age Rochelle is transparent about the highs and lows, being raised in a single parent household and understanding the absence her father left on the family, to the hard graft of being in a pop group, meeting her now husband Marvin Humes member of the boy band JLS and sharing the journey of becoming a mother. This has prompted her online social media journey sharing her life to over 2 million Instagram followers and most recently has become a founder of the lifestyle brand My Little Coco, a skin and hair care brand aimed at families featuring in Boots.&nbsp;-Rochelle’s early life-Rochelle’s experience being raised by a single mother-Rochelle’s relationship with her ab
19/06/202358 minutes 46 seconds
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Ep.45 The SHOCKING Reason Your Diets Aren't Working: Weightloss, Calorie Counting, & Food Myths With Dr Tim Spector

Do we really know what we should be eating? Multi-award winning expert Tim Spector argues we might not. Professor of genetic epidemiology at King's College London and honorary consultant physician at Guy's and St Thomas' he aims to point us in the right direction so we know the hard truths behind food fads, dieting, nutrition and gut health. Having written five books, including the bestsellers Spoon-Fed and The Diet Myth he is one of the most cited scientists in the world. His research aims to debunk eating myths and answers the most important questions like should we be calorie counting? What should we be eating for our gut health and why do most diets fail?&nbsp;- why you need to eat different foods everyday- what we should and shouldn’t be eating- the best foods for our diets- why you shouldn’t eat late at night- the shocking facts behind the ultra-processed foods you're eating everyday- how to lose weight and maintain it- does
12/06/20231 hour 10 minutes 25 seconds
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Ep.44 The Truth About Menstrual Cycle-Syncing: Working Out And Your Period With Dr Frankie Jackson-Spence

Dr Frankie is an NHS Doctor, media and content creator who offers factual and relatable health advice in preventative medicine.&nbsp;A qualified doctor working on the frontline, Dr Frankie graduated with a degree in Medicine and Surgery in 2018. During this time, Dr Frankie set out to better understand the risk factors for cancer,&nbsp;becoming heavily involved in clinical trials at Barts Cancer Institute for Renal and Bladder cancer.&nbsp;Alongside all of this whilst juggling university, Dr Frankie started an educational social media page to provide expertise on a range of health and wellbeing topics. In her well-known #MedicalMonday, Frankie posted a weekly poll on her Instagram to allow people to ask health-related questions, each time focusing on a different topic. Frankie’s profile in this space began to grow, and as a result Frankie now also makes regular appearances to disseminate her knowledge, becoming an enthusiastic public speaker for general prevent
05/06/202355 minutes 4 seconds
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Ep.43 How To Use Impostor Syndrome to Your Advantage [SOLO EP]

well well well if it isn't the first ever working hard pod solo episode! 🎙there are so many 'dilemmas' podcasts about relationships and general life out there, but I've always wanted to be able to listen to one for work and careers and all the boring shit like that. It's always nice to hear that other people feel the same and we can all learn so much from each others work and careers, so here we are!TL:DRNEW: solo episodes answering your dilemmasfirst up: imposter syndrome 🕵🏼‍♀️- introducing our first solo episode!- what is imposter syndrome?- am I ready for my dream job?- am I old enough to manage a team?- how do I cope with criticism?- does corporate = successful?- how do I know I am good enough in relationships?- imposter syndrome fun facts Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' hre
30/05/202327 minutes 34 seconds
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Ep.42 Let's Talk About ADHD: The TikTok Stars That Changed The Conversation

Richard Pink &amp; Roxanne Emery are the husband-and-wife team behind the social media account @ADHD_Love, sharing a fearless, often outrageously funny account of life with ADHD. With viral videos that have been viewed more than 200 million times, their mission is to remove the stigma around ADHD, share strategies to improve communication and find happiness so they can move from frustration to patience, understanding and love. Their book ‘DIRTY LAUNDRY’ published this year, is an unfiltered look into the chaos of life with ADHD, answering the most asked questions and has become an invaluable resource for neuro-divergents and the people who love them.- the back story into ADHD_Love- the hilarious story behind their first video- social media’s reaction to their videos- the facts behind an ADHD diagnosis- Roxanne’s ADHD diagnosis story- living with ADHD- changing the narrative around ADHD- top tips in dealing with stress<p
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Ep.41 Know Nothing About The Economy? This Episode's For You.

Rupal Patel is a senior economist at the Bank of England and co-author of the best-selling pop-economics book Can’t We Just Print More Money, the Bank of England’s first book in its over 325 year history. Today, Rupal advises governors at the Bank of England on their policy decisions and is passionate about improving economic literacy amongst young women.Rupal makes sure there is no stupid question left unanswered, from what actually is money, why aren’t Freddos 10p anymore to why shouldn't I hoard all my money under the mattress? Rupal is on a mission to make economics more accessible, giving us a fully comprehensive crash course.- how Rupal became Senior Economist at the Bank of England- how are the governors of the Bank of England appointed?- why should we know about economics?- what actually is money?- why shouldn’t I hoard my money under the mattress?- does my money actually exist in the bank?- what stops a bank lo
15/05/202349 minutes 49 seconds
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Ep.40 When Do You Know It's Time To Walk Away? Taking Career Risks With Iconic TV Presenter Jake Humphrey

Jake Humphrey is one of the UK’s most iconic television broadcasters. Jake is best known for presenting Premier League Football on BT Sport or the F1 on BBC Sport. He has also previously hosted children’s television on CBBC. in 2020, Jake launched the successful High Performance Podcast with professor Damian Hughes, offering an insight into the lives of high-achieving individuals who share their success stories. Their spin-off book High Performance: Lessons from the Best on Becoming Your Best has also become a Number 1 Sunday Times Bestseller, revealing the methods of the most remarkable athletes, coaches and entrepreneurs. . A man of many talents, Jake is also co-founder of sport broadcast agency Whisper Films and investor in Coral Eyewear. Given his on-screen success and humbling presence, you would never know that Jake’s journey started with failed A-Levels, a sacking from McDonalds and family grief, set-backs our conversation reveals he now uses as fuel to excel in everything th
09/05/202357 minutes 6 seconds
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Ep.39 "The Aim Is Not To Have Fun, The Aim Is To Be Rich" The Reality Of Serial Entrepreneurship With Debbie Wosskow

Debbie Wosskow is recognised as one of the most prominent serial entrepreneurs in the UK. She is the founder and former CEO of Love Home Swap, the world’s largest online home exchange platform which is where she made her name in the industry. Her current venture, AllBright, is Britain’s first-ever member’s club for women, and a place for women to connect, upskill and network both in person and online.As an angel investor, Debbie has an investment portfolio of several female-founded businesses (including TALA) and is outspoken about the gender imbalances in entrepreneurship. She has become a trailblazer for female empowerment and digital disruption, and in today’s episode, Debbie shares her insights on how she set up and scaled several successful startups, drawing on how brands can incorporate digital technologies into their running. We also talk about how companies can meaningfully enact feminism within their brand, bringing to light the power of community and female incl
02/05/20231 hour 5 minutes 44 seconds
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Ep.38 All The Things They Never Told Us About Female Bodies With Dr Hazel Wallace

Dr Hazel Wallace is doing it all, from a trained medical doctor to Founder of the blog ‘The Food Medic’ a registered nutritionist, and also a best-selling author of recipe books, she’s made it her mission to research how your diet can help women live happy and healthy lives. The Food Medic is dedicated to the science of eating, she asks the questions we all need answering from what we should and should not be eating, to how eating can improve fertility and wellbeing to debunking eating myths. Her easy to follow help and advice has made her a trusted health and fitness expert.- an introduction to Dr Hazel Wallace- Hazel’s experience writing a book- the lack of women in clinical trials- the difference between sex and gender- why should women listen to this?- what women can do to advocate for themselves- when should we be taking vitamins and minerals?- key information on the menstrual cycle- what vitamins and minerals s
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Ep.37 Let's Talk About Sex With TikTok Star Hayley Morris

With 6 million followers across Instagram and TikTok, Hayley Morris is loved for her hilarious and relatable sketches on the weird and wonderful ways our brain and body mess with each other. She is also one of the UK’s hottest up and coming comedy writers developing scripts with BBC Comedy and the makers of Catastrophe and Gavin &amp; Stacey. Comforting, insightful and hilarious, the book explores everything from body anxiety, how to manage an over-active inner monologue, how to handle embarrassing moments and getting back up from setbacks.- introduction into Hayley’s early life- YouTube being a side hustle- living her father’s dream- blowing up on TikTok- the 1st video that went viral- how Hayley plans her videos- normalising the taboo- how her comedy has developed into writing- how do I break pleasing the male gaze?- how communication can improve your sex life- friends with benefits hilarious confessi
17/04/202355 minutes 17 seconds
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Ep.36 What Cancer Taught Me About Life & Love with Lauren Mahon

Creator of the online community Girl vs Cancer, and host of You, Me and the Big C, Lauren Mahon has launched a social media community with the aim of raising awareness and driving support towards women with cancer. After being diagnosed with breast cancer at 31, Lauren has used this to drive important conversations about cancer and raise awareness of the disease.In March 2018, Lauren’s BBC podcast You, Me and the Big C was born with the focus on sharing Lauren’s cancer journey and experience in a positive light. Having originally co-hosted with Deborah James and Rachael Bland, who sadly passed away in 2018 and 2022 respectively, she is now the show’s sole surviving host. The podcast ensures that there is a platform for important conversations on body positivity, sex and masturbation. She has also been an advocate for charity, designing and selling ‘tit-tees’ raising £60,000 for cancer research and in 2019 she was awarded the Triumph Award at the Stylist Remarkable Women a
10/04/202358 minutes 38 seconds
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Ep.35 TikTok Uncovered: What It Really Takes to Go Viral With GK Barry

Grace Keeling, better known online as GK Barry, is one of the wildest TikTok stars out there creating content that is both relatable, hilarious and at times controversial. She rose to fame during the pandemic with her TikTok account, and since 2020 has gained a staggering 2.9 million followers on the social channel alone with content around her day-to-day life, reaching millions of views per month. Grace not only has reached popularity as a well-known TikToker in the UK with an ever-growing platform she’s also become a household name appearing on the show 'Locked In' with Footasylum.- who is the person behind the brand GK Barry?- how Grace became GK Barry- the start of GK Barry’s career- the power of social media networking- how GK Barry dealt with the hostility of the media industry- crazy brand deal stories- GK Barry’s experience with social media events- how she made the decision to quit her day job to TikTok full time</
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Ep.34 "I Was Public Enemy Number 1" The Truth Behind The Media Storm With Deliciously Ella

Ella Mills is an award-winning author, entrepreneur and champion of plant based living. She was the founder of Deliciously Ella in 2012, a plant-based food &amp; wellness platform sharing delicious ways to feel better. Although it originated as a recipe website, Ella Mills has developed the business into a restaurant, a range of plant based food products, an app, a podcast and a collection of best-selling recipe books.&nbsp;Prior to starting Delicious Ella in 2011, Ella was diagnosed with postural tachycardia syndrome as well as ehlers-danlos and mast cell activation disorder, which followed four months in and out of hospital. The condition affected Ella’s autonomic nervous system and also meant she struggled with digestive issues, chronic fatigue, a series of infections and a whole host of other symptoms. After being prescribed a cocktail of medication that had no effect Ella hit rock bottom, both physically and mentally.It was at this point that Ella looked i
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Ep.33 How Viral REFY Beauty Broke All The Rules with Co-Founder Jenna Meek

Jenna Meek is a Manchester-based entrepreneur and CEO, whose passion for all things beauty led her to creating two powerhouse beauty brands. Her latest venture is as co-founder and CEO at REFY, Instagram’s hottest and most disruptive beauty brand, famous for its three-step brow collection which became an overnight social media sensation.Jenna launched her first business SHRINE, formerly Gypsy-Shrine, from her bedroom in Manchester. A brand born out of the festival culture in 2016, Jenna set up a cosmetic glitter and gem business initially bought and sold in festival tents around the country. However, within 2 years SHRINE saw worldwide success, hosting residencies at festivals including Under the Stars and Coachella, and being stocked at global brand Topshop. After creating an entire line of festival gems and starting the ‘glitter boob’ movement, Jenna relaunched SHRINE to sell creative hair products and dyes. Most notably, Jenna created the world's first line of reusable
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Ep.32 So You Want To Start a Business? Listen To This First. Will Stirrup: Founder of Maeving

Will Stirrup is the Co-Founder of Maeving, the UK’s first electric motorcycle manufacturer, but after going totally bankrupt in his first year as an entrepreneur, Will’s journey is one of honesty, realism and business burnout. Raised in South Africa, Will came to the UK for university and quickly found himself on a career trajectory to working in finance. After becoming the youngest person ever to become double ACA CFA qualified, and securing a role within the M&amp;A team of a top tier investment bank, Will packed it all in and chose his dream of being an entrepreneur. He didn’t have a business idea, only the knowledge that whatever it was had to have a positive impact on the climate crisis. Fast forward 4 years, and his business Maeving have developed an affordable, lightweight urban motorcycle with removable batteries you can charge at a standard plug socket, selling out their first production run almost immediately. Will’s story is one of toxic work cultures, intense burnout and
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Ep.31 Do We Share Too Much Online? Influencer Sarah's Day Reveals The Dark Side Of Being A Social Media Star

Sarah Tilse, more commonly known as ‘Sarah’s Day’ is an Australian fitness influencer and YouTuber best known for her fitness, diet and wellness content. Whilst studying to become a teacher, Sarah began her online journey by posting about her hormonal acne online as a way to source advice but also to help others who were struggling with it as well. This expanded into fitness, wellness and lifestyle content, and on the date of this recording Sarah has over 3 million followers across her Instagram and YouTube channels, and is the founder of multiple companies including Sarah’s Day, her personal brand, fitness ebooks and app, Sunee App - her recipe app, The Healthcode Podcast and The House of Groms, a creative strategy and production company. Sarah has also created products with several global brands including multiple drops on her own activewear line with White Fox, and her own protein and supplement powders with Tropeaka.&nbsp;Having shared her life online for over 10 year
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Ep.30 A Masterclass on Climbing the Corporate Ladder with Shopify MD Shimona Mehta

Shimona Mehta is an acclaimed tech pioneer with extensive experience in retail, technology, food and beverage. Awarded for being one of the UK’s most influential retail leaders, Shimona is best known for being the Managing Director of EMEA for Shopify - the leading e-commerce hub for independent brands. Designed to make buying and selling easy, Shopify offers businesses a range of tools to design, manage and grow an online store, hosting numerous high-growth brands including Deliveroo, Lindt, and Heinz.&nbsp;Delving deeper, Shimona and I get real on female leadership in the tech industry touching on the uphill battle for women to reach the top and also so they feel like they belong there. We have a Q&amp;A on side hustles, we answer all your questions on Instagram on when you should know you need to leave your job, how you should build your business and how you should overcome failure.- The career path that took Shimona Mehta to become MD- Mak
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Ep.29 Love It Or Lose It: Managing A Startup With Founder Josephine Philips

Josephine Phillips is the 24 year old visionary behind the Sojo app, the online platform on a mission to make clothing alterations and repairs mainstream. Founded to shape a more sustainable fashion future and dubbed by Vogue as the ‘deliveroo of clothing repairs’, Sojo connects buyers of pre-loved clothes with local seamstresses who can tailor the garments to fit. The app not only extends the lifespan of our clothes but allows us to fall in love with them all over again and has already been integrated by several brands including Ganni and Hurr. Sitting within the Gen Z category herself, Josephine is startlingly aware of her eco-conscious yet convenience-obsessed generation and her aim is to shift the mindset within this space, making sustainable choices more accessible for the masses. Having recently raised over $2.4 million in pre-seed funding invested by the likes of the Founder of Depop, Pangaia’s former COO, the president of menswear at Tom Ford and myself, this is j
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Ep.28 Toxic Pressures & Dark Secrets: How Original Fitspo Steph Claire Smith Took On The Modelling Industry

Stephanie Miller, known online as Steph Claire Smith, is the COO and co-founder of Australian health and wellness app, Keep It Cleaner (KIC).From Melbourne Australia, Steph started her career modelling at aged 7. After moving to America to pursue modelling as a career, Steph was exposed to the extremely toxic side of the industry, which led to disordered eating, negative body image and an unhealthy relationship with exercise. She was told to start smoking as it’s a good suppressant for feeling hungry, the best fruit to eat were apples as they fill you up the most, and if you need energy have a black coffee or a diet coke. Realising that living like this was massively impacting both her physical and mental health, Steph moved back to Australia, where she met her business partner Laura.In 2015, Steph and Laura launched their first E-book ‘Keep It Cleaner’. They saw a gap in the market that was filled with a lot of fad diets, quick fixes and guilt around food. The
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Ep.27 “An Hour Before We Served Him Papers, He Served Us Papers” Nearly Losing It All With Entrepreneur Hannah Bronfman

Hannah Bronfman is an entrepreneur, angel investor, DJ, activist and author. She is among New York's most renowned health and well-being professionals, responsible for building the popular online portal HBFIT. Before this, Hannah built a reputation as a celebrity and influencer through her work as a set DJ, playing at events for high-profile brands including Gucci. Hannah’s first book “Do What Feels Good” was published in January 2019.Having spent most of her career balancing multiple streams of work, Hannah is no stranger to the hectic New Yorker lifestyle. As a DJ, Hannah's early twenties were particularly manic, the late nights and junk food leading to eventual burnout. As a result, Hannah pivoted and took measures to prioritise her health, documenting her recipes and workouts on Instagram along the way. Now, with fans located globally, HBFIT stands as a bible to anyone looking to put their well-being first, whether this is adding to your unique skincare routine or gai
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Ep.26 "I Would Rather Die Than Put My Children Through What I Went Through” - Mez's Refuge-Seeking Journey

Today I introduce to you Mez, a young, courageous refugee with an extraordinary story. When he was just 13 years old, Mez fled his home in Eritrea to escape some of the worst human rights conditions in the world, including forced military conscription and widespread persecution, starting a perilous journey as a child refugee across the world. For an entire year, Mez experienced the chaos and terror of refugee camps, experiencing extreme and treacherous conditions that would leave him scared and struggling to get enough to eat. The physical environment was equally as dangerous, almost killing him on multiple occasions; from almost starving while travelling across the Sahara desert, to surviving a boat capsize in the Mediterranean sea, to hiding underneath a Eurotunnel train to get to the UK.&nbsp;Since arriving safely in the UK with just the clothes on his back, Mez’s life has completely transformed for the better. Fostered by the family of Jaz O’Hara, who has also feature
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Ep.25 Girls Gotta Eat Reveal All: Dating, Friendships And The Power Of Saying Yes

Rayna Greenberg and Ashley Hesseltine are the hilarious hosts behind Girls Gotta Eat, one of the biggest US comedy podcast’s all about dating, sex and relationships. With over 200 episodes and 2.5 million downloads per month, Girls Gotta Eat has been educating and entertaining listeners on all things sexual fetishes to finances, bringing in special guests including therapists, comedians and authors to offer expert advice. Dating, break-ups, sex fails, getting rejected and being ghosted have happened to everyone, and this podcast explores it all; featuring honest and hilarious conversation along the way.Earlier this year Ashley and Rayna also launched their own brand ‘Good Vibes Only’, a first-of-its-kind sex toy company that connects to an audio-erotica app, with an aim to make porn more accesible to women. With one of the vibrators in their collection having sold out twice, with a perpetual waitlist, Ashley and Rayna are killing the game and I’m so excited to be sitting
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Ep.24 Here’s What The Government Doesn’t Want You To Know: Kwajo Tweneboa On The Social Housing Crisis

Kwajo Tweneboa, known as the hero of social housing, is a remarkable 23-year-old campaigner demanding urgent reform in public-sector housing. Amid the housing crisis, Kwajo has emerged as an influential voice online for social housing tenants, known best for naming and shaming some of the largest accommodation associations in the UK.Haunted by memories of his own housing hell, Kwajo joined the fight to improve conditions after his father, a care worker, died in their family home among a sea of cockroaches, mould and vermin. To make matters worse, just a week after his death Kwajo and his siblings were informed their tenancy contract had been evicted and therefore they must leave, in essence making them homeless. By some miracle, Kwajo and his family were allowed to stay, but for Kwajo this was understandably still not good enough - the conditions were still terrible.Astounded by how he had been treated, Kwajo channelled his anguish and publicly exposed his land
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Ep.23 ‘If Things Aren't Going To Plan, You Need To Question The Plan’ The Power Of Failing With Elizabeth Day

Elizabeth Day is an award-winning British author, broadcaster, and influential host of the hugely successful How to Fail podcast. A podcast that celebrates failure and lessons learned, every week How to Fail invites a new influential guest to open and talk honestly about challenges and vulnerabilities in their personal life, in a bid to show listeners that perfection doesn't exist.Elizabeth was inspired to start the podcast following a particularly challenging period in her own life - a time when nothing went according to plan. Approaching her forties, Elizabeth found herself single, divorced, and struggling to conceive the children she’d always dreamed of having. Accepting that life is full of failure, Elizabeth launched the podcast to show people how to turn failings into something more positive, and how it’s never too late to change your life. With influential people from a range of backgrounds desperate to talk about failure, the podcast virtually took off overnight,
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Ep.22 The Secret to Successful Dating: Relationship Expert Anna Williamson On Matchmaking And Mental Health

Anna Williamson is a broadcaster and lifestyle coach, best recognised for fronting the UK's most exclusive dating agency on E4's Celebs Go Dating. She is the best in the business for trusted lifestyle advice and holds accredited qualifications in counselling, life coaching, psychotherapy and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP).Anna's presenting career accelerated when she began hosting children's television, fronting shows on CITV, Nickelodeon, Channel 5 and the Disney Channel. However, behind the scenes and during production, Anna faced a complete emotional breakdown. Triggered by the pressures from live television and an abusive ex-partner, Anna's mental health spiralled out of control, leading her to seek help and ultimately take control of the future.As she began speaking about her experiences, Anna realised the damaging stigma attached to mental health issues and the power of therapeutic practice, inspiring her to train and qualify as a life coach and couns
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Ep.21 'We Became Victims Of Our Own Success': The Unheard Story Of Sudden Fame With Jordan Stephens

Jordan Stephens is an English singer-songwriter, performer, and rapper, best known for being one-half of hip-hop duo Rizzle Kicks who dominated the charts for several years, with their music still being heard on mainstream radio today. However, despite enjoying the success, Jordan came into the limelight when he was just a teenager, putting him through the hardship of the music industry at an extremely vulnerable age. Unaware he was suffering; Jordan veiled his depression with a toxic combination of booze and drugs to cope, hitting rock bottom when he tragically lost two people close to him.In writing his solo track ‘Whole’ about his depression, Jordan realised he needed help. After embarking on a long journey of self-discovery in intensive therapy, Jordan is driven to change the stigmas surrounding mental health and has launched his own mental health initiative -the ‘#IAMWHOLE’ campaign. Supported by fellow celebrities the campaign has had phenomenal exposure, reaching 1
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Ep.20 From Make Up Counter To Millionaire Mogul; Jamie Genevieve On Building Her Empire

Jamie Genevieve is the 29-year-old founder of VIEVE, a makeup empire built on inclusivity, self-expression and positivity. She is a pro-makeup artist turned vlogging sensation, finding fame on YouTube for her original online makeup tutorials and lifestyle content.Having built a following of over 3 million people, Jamie decided to quit her full-time job and invested her influencer earnings in VIEVE, launched in 2020 with nude lipsticks, lipliners, highlighters and an eyeshadow palette. Despite launching amidst the pandemic, VIEVE had an incredible start, receiving backing from the investors behind Charlotte Tilbury and TALA, selling out all debut products within a week. Jamie herself has gone on to lead a career of outstanding success, securing VOGUE Beauty Influencer Mogul of the Year 2021 and becoming an honorary board advisor of the British Beauty Council earlier this year.Today's highly-requested episode shares the story of how a successful modern makeup bra
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Ep.19 Gang Leader Turned Venture Capital Investor - Karl Lokko On How He Turned His Back On Crime.

Karl Lokko is an ex-gang leader turned activist, campaigner, influencer and entrepreneur. Growing up on a tough estate swarming with gangs, Karl's childhood was far from plain-sailing, witnessing his first shooting when just 12 years old.Though at the time this had felt shocking, within four years Karl found himself behind the trigger, eventually becoming the ringleader of his own notorious gang. Before he was even 16, Karl had already been shot at, cut on his face, stabbed in the chest and watched one of his best friends get killed.Karl finally pivoted when he met Pastor Mimi Asher, the mother of a fellow gang member, who showed him a way out. Resulting from Mimi's courageous counselling and mentorship, Karl was able to gain perspective, zoom out on his situation, and turn a life of crime into a life worth living.Since then, Karl has dedicated his life and career to helping others do the same. Karl also leads the vision for Black Seed, a community a
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Ep.18 Courtney Black: From Personal Trainer To Multi-Millionaire

TRIGGER WARNING Courtney Black is the 26-year-old serial entrepreneur and 2x Sunday Times Bestselling author who transformed her personal training career into a multi-million-pound fitness business during the pandemic.Courtney is the founder of the Courtney Black App, an online fitness platform she launched just two weeks before the lockdown with every penny in her savings. Initially launched as an app to be used in tangent with equipment found in a gym, Courtney was devastated when COVID closed sports centres nationwide, forcing her to rethink her business. At a time when people were looking for ways to stay healthy while locked away, Courtney began posting a series of live home workouts on her Instagram, for which she received unplanned media attention and conversion to her app.As her workouts went viral, Courtney also used her platform to expose fitness fads and myths bred online that she, sadly too, had once fallen for. Having suffered through a
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Ep.17 'Failure Was New To Me, I Wasn't Ready For It' - Fisayo Longe On Forging Your Own Path To Success.

Fisayo Longe is the founder and CEO of Kai Collective, the womenswear brand offering attainable clothing with luxury aesthetics. A brand crafted intentionally to make women feel their most confident Kai Collective is one of London's 'most talked-about online boutiques, Fisayo was personally recognised for her success on the Forbes 30 Under 30 Art &amp; Culture list in 2021.Fisayo launched Kai back in 2016, a time when her popular fashion and travel blog 'Mirror Me' gained popularity and simultaneously began to attract large brand partnerships. Exchanging accounting for fashion and entrepreneurship, Fisayo went on to focus on Kai full time, her iconic Gaia collection her main product for growth. Still a bestselling print to this day, the Gaia dress went viral in after Fisayo wore it to a BAFTA party in January 2020. Despite the pandemic, the Gaia dress sold out immediately with thousands left waiting, ending up in the wardrobes of several A-listed celebrities including Saw
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Ep.16 How Finding Your Niche Will Help You Defeat The Odds, with Sharmadean Reid MBE

Sharmadean Reid MBE is a leading entrepreneur and beauty visionary on a mission to digitally connect like-minded females. She is the founder of The Stack World, an exclusive platform for female founders, leaders and entrepreneurs to connect and share experiences.Sharmadean is a serial entrepreneur with three impressive startups. Before launching The Stack, Shamadean first took the beauty industry by storm with her business WAH Nails, which featured in collaborations with global brands including Nike and Marc Jacobs. A beauty enthusiast at heart, Sharmadean also developed 'Beautystack' - a booking platform for beauty professionals to gain clients and show off their unique style.Expanding her life-long mission for female-driven empowerment Sharmadean then launched the Stack to connect like-minded women. With gender equality and female entrepreneurship at its core, Sharmadean started The Stack to provide exclusive business opportunities, education and networking f
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Ep.15 Why Stress Is Your Superpower, And How To Cut Out The Bad Bits - The Science-Backed Method with Physiologist Oli Patrick

Oliver Patrick is a leading physiologist, entrepreneur, and expert in lifestyle management who is on a mission to teach others the skills required to build stress resilience. A multiple business owner, Oliver is both co-founder of the world’s most advanced health evaluation service Viavi and founder of the first lifestyle medicine gym, Viavi:be. He is also an admirable public and keynote speaker for functional and lifestyle medicine, for which he has extensive clinical experience.Prior to entrepreneurship, Oliver was Head of Physiology at Nuffield Health, where he helped to set up the largest team of applied physiologists, well-being advisors and nutritionists in the UK. So far Oliver has already completely revolutionised the concept of traditional health screening frameworks - his primary aim to contemporise the delivery of well-being services within the corporate and hospitality marketplace for all levels of access.In Oliver’s words as a society we are in the midst o
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Ep.14 'I wanted to hold a pen, not a gun' - Activist Jaz O'Hara on the Reality of The Refugee Crisis

Jaz O’Hara is the founder of The Worldwide Tribe, an organisation and online community committed to supporting refugees and asylum seekers globally. The platform uses methods of innovative storytelling to share the narratives of refugees embedded in the crisis, inspiring others to get active and inform a new lease for change. Since its founding in 2015, The Worldwide Tribe has been met with overwhelming love and support by its followers, physical and monetary donations inundated by concern and care for the refugee crisis.Jaz’s devotion to The Worldwide Tribe is inspired penultimately by her adopted younger brother Mez, an Eritrean who made a dangerous voyage across the world to flee compulsory military service. Amazed by her brother’s story, Jaz made a life-changing visit to a refugee camp in Calais, where she saw first-hand the terrifying conditions and extreme challenges that she realised all refugees have in common. Arriving back in the UK Jaz quit her job in fashion a
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Ep.13 From 'Uncool' Niche to 9 Figure Business with Simon Mottram, Founder of Rapha

Simon Mottram is the Founder of Rapha. Hailed as one of the greatest marketers and business innovators in modern cycling; he made cycling cool. Having founded the brand in 2004, Rapha has transformed the industry and blurred the lines between fashion and cycling through its stylish, high-quality performance products, creative and engaging storytelling, direct to consumer model and innovative approaches to physical retail and membership.Simon has been a passionate cyclist for more than 30 years and has successfully transferred his passion to the Rapha brand and internal culture. Prior to setting up Rapha, Simon specialised in brand strategy and marketing and worked for various firms and agencies - experience he later utilised to attract attention to his own brand. Rapha has since been deemed a ‘marketing machine’ and over the years has mastered the art of community marketing, reliant on a strong membership programme that connects over 17,000 cyclists worldwide.A
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Ep.12 'I would much rather a 5-figure guy who's going to exalt me than a 7-figure guy who's going to oppress me' - Candice Brathwaite gets real on female breadwinning.

Candice Braithwaite is the Sunday Times best-selling author, presenter, journalist and founder of Make Motherhood Diverse: an initiative fighting for equal representation for mothers and parents. Initially a content creator and 'mumfluencer', Candice began posting on her socials in 2015 to document her journey of motherhood, keen to disrupt the flawless 'yummy mummy' facade online. The authenticity of her account resonated with thousands online, empowering her to write her first of three bestseller books.During the episode, I had the opportunity to speak with Candice about her revelations about being a black woman and mother. She shed light on a shocking statistic; that black women are 5x more likely to die in childbirth than white women. Candice herself went through a particularly turbulent first birth experience, meaning she could not be present in the first six weeks of her daughter's life.Throughout Candice's story, there is grit, courage and perseverance.
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Ep.11 Michelle Kennedy: From Billion Dollar Deputy-CEO to Raising Millions whilst Pregnant

Michelle Kennedy is the founder and CEO of Peanut, one of the fastest-growing social networking apps for women focusing on fertility, pregnancy, motherhood and menopause, which has raised $23m to to date. Peanut was founded in 2017 when Michelle had her first baby, serving as a gift to like-minded mothers during their most uncertain and uncanny moments. Women now use the Peanut app for all sorts of reasons, whether that be trying to find a playdate for their children or networking with other working mums.Having worked as Deputy CEO of dating behemoth Badoo, Michelle has extensive experience using swipe-right technology to match people online, her expertise invaluable to Peanut. While Peanut continues to flourish, Michelle has joined the chase for the next unicorn brand and is now a strategic investor in several early and late-stage start-ups including TALA.While the internet is full of advice for women, in this episode Michelle shares the prestigious tale of ho
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Ep.10 Everything You Need To Know About Raising Investment From Top Investor Jason Mahendran (Soho House, Rapha, Honest Burgers)

Jason Mahendran is a Senior Investor at Active Partners, one of the UK’s leading investment firms committed to the search for the next prosperous unicorn brand. Through his venture capital and investing experience, Jason has helped to build several outstanding consumer-based, founder-led brands including the reputable LEON, Honest Burgers and Rapha. Active Partners have also recently invested in my own brand TALA in our $5.7m seed round, Jason himself joining the board.While getting your head around investment may seem like a minefield, obtaining funding could be the difference between making one's business a success, or having it never take off the ground. Investors like Jason offer so much more than just funding - they also provide founders with business advice, industry contacts and innovation, riding all the highs and lows along the way.Today I get the inside scoop on entrepreneurship from an investor's standpoint, including the process of securing investme
12/09/202254 minutes 31 seconds
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Ep.9 Far from Ordinary - Nicola Kilner's $2.2 Billion Dollar Story

*Trigger Warning* Nicola Kilner is the co-founder and CEO of DECIEM, ‘the abnormal beauty company’ and hub of science-backed beauty brands that pave the future for skincare. Part of the DECIEM family ‘The Ordinary’ has taken the skincare world by storm, providing an evolving collection of clinical technologies and treatments at drugstore prices. In just 9 years DECIEM has completely revolutionised the beauty industry, its long-term mission to curate brands that educate and inform consumers about products best for their skin.Starting her career as a sponsored beauty buyer for Boots, Nicola is not short of corporate beauty exposure. As a CEO Nicola has navigated $2.2 billion-dollar sale to Estée Lauder, achieving nearly £500m in annual sales and in 2021 she made the Forbes 40 Under 40 list. She is also, much to my delight and surprise, one of my investors at TALA.In our heartfelt conversation Nicola and I discuss the extraordinary growth of DECIEM, her per
05/09/20221 hour 5 minutes 54 seconds
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Ep.8 Tolly T on Taking Opportunities, Dreaming Big & Living Life

My guest today is Tolani Shoneye, writer, producer, host of&nbsp;10/10 Would Recommend and 1/3 of The Receipts Podcast - a leading award-winning UK podcast and one of my personal favourites for YEARS. While Tolani is best known for hosting The Receipts, she has established herself as a trusted voice that resonates with millennial women on and off the mic. A former beauty editor for Buzzfeed UK, Tolani's credits include Elle, The Independent and Refinery29. Her breadth as a creative is undeniable as a one-time playwright for the Young Vic, with commissioned monologues under her belt and TV credits including hit Netflix series Top Boy.&nbsp;TopicsBuilding a career based on your talentsTesting and learning to build a careerThe joy of storytellingThe importance of taking opportunities and dreaming bigDealing with grief at work&nbsp;Buy the Working Hard, Hardly Working book here:;Follow along o
19/07/202145 minutes 32 seconds
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Ep.7 Running a Business, Being a Mother, Making it work with NEOM Founder, Nicola Elliott

My guest today is Nicola Elliot, Founder and Creative Director of NEOM Organics - one of the first, and fastest growing wellbeing brands in the UK, which specialises in 100% natural fragrances. Nicola’s inspiration for NEOM came whilst working as a magazine editor, when she realised the wellbeing of her friends and colleagues was suffering due to the demands of their fast-paced lives. She chose to retrain in aromatherapy and fast forward to today, NEOM has 4 standalone stores and is stocked with renowned retailers. I'm so thrilled to have her on today.TopicsWomen in work and women in entrepreneurshipTurning a side hustle into a businessIdentifying your ideal customerWorking mothersBuy the Working Hard, Hardly Working book here:;Follow along on Instagram: updated on LinkedIn: Sustai
13/07/202148 minutes 3 seconds
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Ep.6 Living a Life of Constant Improvement with Represent Clothing Founder, George Heaton

My guest today is George Heaton, Co-Founder of luxury British streetwear brand Represent. Represent was founded by George and his brother Mike in 2012 after he started creating T-shirts while studying at the University of Salford. The brand now has more than 150 stockists worldwide, including Selfridges and Harvey Nichols in the UK. Inspired by British designs, the brothers showcase their ranges at top fashion destinations worldwide, and their pieces have been featured in top publications from British GQ to Vogue Paris. I discovered George and Represent recently and was instantly struck by their strength of brand, a quality as essential as it is rare in creating a powerful business today. I’m delighted to be joined by George today.&nbsp;TopicsHow Represent made the transition from T-shirt brand to a high-end streetwear&nbsp;Rules to live your life byPivoting a businessConscious scaling vs. going viral<
06/07/202139 minutes 38 seconds
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Ep.5 The Science Behind Career Success with Dr Grace Lordan

My guest today is Dr Grace Lordan, Associate Professor in Behavioural Science at LSE and the author of recently published Think Big, Take Small Steps and Build the Future you Want, which is all about how to create a framework that will move you towards your goals. Her academic writings have been published in international journals and she currently advises the UK Government as a board member on the Skills and Productivity Board. I first met Grace when we were guests on the Going for Goal podcast by Women’s Health talking all things procrastination. I was fascinated by her take on these topics, and I am thrilled to have her on today.Dr Grace Lordan is the author of Think Big Take Small Steps and Build the Future you want, and her website is www.gracelordan.comInstagram @g.lordanTwitter gracelordanTopicsThe science of wor
04/07/202147 minutes 36 seconds
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Ep.4 Doing Whatever It Takes To Succeed with Reece Wabara

My guest today is Reece Wabara, CEO of Manière De Voir - former professional footballer turned e-commerce powerhouse. West Midlands born Reece began his career playing for Manchester City in the Under 16s team and went on to play for the England U21 squad before a strategic pivot into the fashion industry.&nbsp;MDV, the design-driven brand founded by Reece in 2013 has gone on to see incredible growth, listed in the most recent Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100, and with 187% year on year increase in net revenue, worn by stars from Raheem Sterling to Anthony Joshua. Reece is vocal online about his views on strategy and leadership, and I’m very excited to have him here today to delve deeper into what got him here.TopicsImportance of brand identityCreating affordable luxuryReinventionThe definition of successReece's journey to starting MDVInstagram vs realityReading to further yourself
21/06/202142 minutes 6 seconds
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Ep.3 Fail Fast, Learn Fast, Build a Career You Love with Shopé Delano

My guest today is Shopé Delano, VP of Marketing at Charlie Oscar, a new-era group of digital consumer brands, and Founder of her own upcoming workwear brand Kind Regards . Shopé's internet life began back in 2010, with a fashion blog and youtube channel that saw her work freelance with the likes of Nike, Puma and ASOS. After a successful stint in academia, she entered the world of startups and venture capital, working with the likes of Depop, Forward Partners and now Charlie Oscar. I originally came into contact with Shopé after her viral open letter to working women - I read it and just had to message her about just how nail-on-head it was - so we got talking about the topics in my book, and her work. I’m incredibly excited to have her join me today.TopicsBrand buildingContent creationThe pressure to have a 'purpose'The representation of working womenFinding enjoyment in your career, especially at the beginning&nbsp
15/06/202146 minutes 8 seconds
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Ep.2 The Power of Building Your Confidence with Steven Bartlett

My guest today is Steven Bartlett, the 28-year-old founder of social media marketing agency Social Chain. From a bedroom in Manchester, Steven dropped out of his university course and built what would become one of the world’s most influential social media companies at just 21 years old, before taking his company public at 27 with a market valuation of almost £200m. Steven’s debut book, 'Happy Sexy Millionaire, is a Sunday Times Bestseller and more recently Steven and I chatted on his own podcast about self-belief, mental health, running a business and pretty much everything in between. I’m excited to have him here today to continue that conversation.Topics: Quitting in order to succeedExiting a multi-million dollar businessA business case for doing the right thingBuilding your confidence every dayThe compounding effect of self-doubtHis future business plansBuy the Working Hard, Hardly Working book
07/06/202144 minutes 43 seconds
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Ep.1 Knowing & Growing A Multi-Million Dollar Brand with House of CB Founder, Conna Walker

My guest today is Conna Walker, Founder and CEO of House of CB and Mistress Rocks. Conna started House of CB at just age 17 with a £3,000 family loan. Since then House of CB has grown into a multi-million-pound business with over 40 retail locations and a worldwide community of over 3m. Worn by Chrissy Teigen, Jennifer Lopez, the Kardashians, and many more... Conna’s business is an innovator in brand marketing and her goal is to embrace the female form in order to champion female empowerment. Conna is one of the youngest, and most successful entrepreneurs in the online fashion retail space, I’ve always admired her vision and clarity of brand identity, and I am so excited to chat to her today.Topics:Does your business need a USP?Being a 'Girlboss'Being a business owner in the public eyeHaving confidence in your visionThe cycle of creativityThe reality of running a businessBuy the Working Hard, Hardly Wor
31/05/202137 minutes 23 seconds
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Working Hard, Hardly Working Trailer: The Reality behind the Hustle with Grace Beverley

In this podcast series, author and entrepreneur Grace Beverley moves away from the traditional 9-5 work rhetoric, to get a better understanding of what ACTUALLY goes on behind the scenes and how that looks for us as individuals. Are you good at taking time off? What’s the side to your work life that no one else sees? How do you avoid burnout? Each week Grace and her guest open an honest dialogue about these topics, and share practical tips to help make our work and home lives more balanced, successful and fulfilling.This podcast accompanies the launch of Grace’s debut novel and Sunday Times Best Seller; Working Hard, Hardly Working. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
23/05/20217 minutes 21 seconds