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...


90: What's it really like to be a coder, Careers in Software Development

 https://youtu.be/l62-FZS5lGA What do you know about careers in coding?  I sat down with three people working in the field (You can find out more about them in the notes below) who shared their experiences and top tips for becoming a coder. 1. What skills or attributes make a good coder? You might be surprised to learn what skills you DON’T need to be a coder: you don’t need to be good at maths or science. As long as you’re determined to learn coding that's enough to get you going....


Thinking about a career in coding? What is it REALLY like?

Join us for a free webinar on Thursday 22nd Nov at 12.50 – 1.10pm , where a panel of coders will be interviewed about what it is like to be a coder, what skills and attributes it is useful to have and what they like and don’t like about being a coder! Perfect for young people and their parents. If you register, you can ask questions live and you will be emailed when the recording is posted on YouTube. For more details and to register go to...


89: How to use LinkedIn effectively to job search plus new features you need to be aware of with Mark Williams

This episode's guest, Mark Williams, is known as “Mr LinkedIn” because he’s an expert on how to get the most from the platform. Whether you are promoting your business or seeking a change in career, Mark knows what you should be doing and what you should never do in order to make the most of what LinkedIn has to offer.In this episode he shares with me a few of his hints and tips on using LinkedIn in a job search. Common mistakes First off, we talked about some of the mistakes Mark sees...


88: Career Advice from Graduates 10 years out of University With Paul Murphy

My guest in this episode is Paul Murphy, author of 1000 Years of Career Advice, based on interviews with 100 graduates about their work experiences in the 10 years following university. Paul has over 10 years of experience working in various finance roles for multinational firms. He qualified as an accountant (ACA) while working with a big 4 professional services firm in their advisory department. He is also a qualified project manager (Prince 2), programme manager (Managing Special...


87: How to lead with emotional courage - with Peter Bregman

If You’re Willing to Feel Everything, You Can Do Anything! This week’s guest is bestselling author and one of Inc. Magazine Top 100 Leadership Speakers, Peter Bregman. Peter unlocks the secrets of highly successful leaders in his most recent book, Leading with Emotional Courage: How to Have Hard Conversations, Create Accountability, and Inspire Action on Your Most Important Work, which describes an overlooked and essential skill of leading at the highest levels: Emotional Courage. After...