99: How to Make an Exciting Career out of Saving the World with Stephen Prior

In this episode I interviewed Stephen Prior of Forest Carbon UK, a firm dedicated to voluntary woodland creation in the UK, removing millions of tons of CO2 from the atmosphere and providing all the environmental benefits that go along with it. Sustainability and the environment are topics everyone seems to be thinking about (at last).  However, Stephen’s firm has been at the forefront for years.  His former career, as a headmaster, was one way of making the world a better place but how...


5 Tips on how to go on holiday and NOT check your emails

Here is an article I wrote on LinkedIn about how to go on holiday and not check email!


98: How to Get on the Right Career Path Early with Fiona Arnold

Fiona Arnold is an expert career coach specialising in helping young people. She has advice for students at all stages starting from making the right choices at GCSE Level. (Some universities will be looking at your GCSE results) Fiona shares loads of tips and links in the podcast but here are a few ideas to get us going: If you are one of those lucky people who know (or think they know) what they want to do for a career, you’ll need to choose GCSE’s which will lead on to your chosen...


97: How to Make a Change and Make a Difference with Rhian Sherrington

Break it Down Climate change can seem overwhelming  but one of the big changes you can make is in your career.  This month’s podcast with Rhian Sherrington explores how you can move into a career in sustainability even if your skills are not technical or science based.  Whatever your specialist area, you can make a difference. Rhian is a successful author and career coach currently working with the women in sustainability network but more about that later. To start, Rhian has some ideas of...


96: How to Have a Happy Hustle with Bec Evans

This month’s podcast is an interview with Bec Evans, author of the new book, How to Have a Happy Hustle: The Complete Guide to Making Your Ideas Happen. It’s very much drawn from her own experience of turning her own side hustle into a successful business. I think you’ll love it as much as I did. One thing I took from our conversation is that the opportunity to start something new is available to everyone, though people don’t always realise it. Bec shares lots of stories from people...


95: How to Be an Entrepreneur - Right Now!

What does it take to start your own growing business, write a series of successful books, be named in Forbes 30 Under-30 Social Entrepreneurs and an international power lifter on the GB team? Jodie Cook does it all and she shared with me how she’s achieved so much in this month’s podcast.  When is the Right Time? Social Media expert, Jodie Cook, didn’t plan to start her own business after leaving university but she followed her love for social media and that's where it led. She was...


94: How Eating the Right Foods Makes You More Productive with Graham Allcott

I spoke with author Graham Allcott about his latest book, Work Fuel: The Productivity Ninja Guide to Nutrition, which he’s co-authored with nutrition expert, Colette Heneghan. It’s not the usual “foodie” or recipe book. Instead, it’s about getting the most energy from your food, whether you’re vegetarian, vegan or omnivore, so you can use that energy to be more productive. Life-changing, right?  Don’t worry, you don’t have to make too many changes all at once. Here’s how you...


93: How To Get an Informational Interview - with Matthew Du Pont

   This month’s podcast is with Matthew Du Pont, author of How to Get First-Round Interviews at Tech Companies, The Unusually Difficult Guide. Most people have an idea about interviewing for a specific job but I spoke with Matt about informational interviews, which are different.   Informational interviews serve the dual purpose of helping you learn about a potential career while establishing connections within that particular industry. Often, people don’t know where to...


92: How Do I Move from Employee to Entrepreneur? with Steve Glaveski

I spoke with Steve Glaveski, Author and CEO, about being an entrepreneur; something in which it’s safe to say he’s an expert. He made the leap from a comfortable, corporate environment to a start-up of his own about seven years ago and he has no regrets.Lots of people dreaming of doing the same have asked Steve how it’s done, which inspired him to write his book, Employee to Entrepreneur, available now. If you’ve thought about a start-up of your own, this could be your manual of how to...


91: How I travel the world looking after pets and retrained to be a Social Media Manager later in life with Angela Laws

 In this podcast episode, I spoke with Angela Laws, Social Media Manager for Trusted Housesitters Ltd., a company based in Brighton but connected to pet lovers all around the world. Angela has been with Trusted Housesitters since it started 8 years ago with just three people. Now they’re employing 58 and Angela assures me that hers is the best job in the world. As Social Media Manager, a key part of her job is managing Trusted’s community of pet lovers, which she describes as a...