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70: Behind the scenes in setting up a cafe and restaurant with Paul Rawlinson from Baltzersens and Norse


How do you set up a cafe and restaurant with zero experience? This was the question I had for Paul Rawlinson, formerly a Platoon Commander and Training Officer in the British Army.  I interviewed Paul in the new premises for his Scandinavian inspired restaurant, Norse, in my home town of Harrogate (North Yorkshire, UK). Upstairs […]

69: How to become a brilliant speaker – BBC TV and radio presenter Jeremy Nicholas


In this episode of ‘Grow Your Own Career’ podcast,  I interview the BBC TV and radio presenter Jeremy Nicholas. Jeremy teaches media training techniques to clients that he’s acquired from thirty years on TV and radio, and is also an accomplished host of business events working for clients such as IBM, Carling, Ericsson, Boots and Samsung. […]

68: What I learned from writing and publishing “Taking Charge of your Career”


So this month it’s me in the spotlight! 2016 was a tumultuous and extraordinary year. But for me and my co-author Camilla, a huge chunk of it was taken up with writing “Taking Charge of Your Career”, a major update to our 2011 book “If not now, when? How to take charge of your career”. […]

67: Journalist, author, festival organiser, garden designer and sometime minicab driver – Kit Peel


There is a definite thread running through Kit Peel’s career, and that is a love of writing and nature. These are the cornerstones of his working life to date, as he has transitioned from journalism, to managing a team of foreign correspondents, to driving a mini cab, to becoming an author of the children’s book […]

Mind over matter: why mindset matters more than age


The last few weeks has found me talking about careers both ends of the age spectrum. At the beginning of December I was interviewed by Eddie Mair for BBC Radio’s PM programme about careers for the over 50s. This was a big deal for me, and my first time on national radio. Luckily one of […]


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