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Squiggly Careers is a weekly podcast that will help you take control of your career development. Hosted by the founders of Amazing If (https://www.amazingif.com/), Sarah Ellis and Helen Tupper, together they cover all things work: from how to manage stress and overcome your confidence gremlins to micro-aggressions and discovering your strengths. Each episode is full of ideas, actions, hints and tips that you can put into practise straight away. Once a month they take a break from talking to ...
 
A few years ago I was a broke, university dropout, living in one of the worst parts of the country, alone, with nothing but a laptop & a dream. Fast forward a few years, I’m the 29 year old ex CEO of one of the UK’s fastest growing companies. That company is called Social Chain. My world is intense, sometimes crazy, always challenging and always unpredictable. This podcast is simple, every week I’m going to share insights with you from guests with different backgrounds, experiences and learn ...
 
The podcast designed to help you live life better. Join us on our quest to learn from inspirational people who can bring us some of the answers to life’s many questions. We speak to entrepreneurs, creatives, athletes, academics, thought-leaders, and friends about their career paths, life stories, failures, and successes to prove the world is rife with opportunity, and that the things we often deem impossible may just be, possible. We help you navigate the messiness of life; a life in limbo.
 
My name is Jon Ratcliffe. I spent years working for Google around the world and then two years ago launched a business. While building our business, so many interesting topics and issues have cropped up. Everything from purpose to vision to hiring great talent to marketing your business to keeping great talent to strategy to the value of a great coach to what should I do next to who should I hire next to how to sell..Its all so complicated and at times intimidating and I cant over state the ...
 
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In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO. Creativity is often labelled a skill which only certain people are born with. A gift for only those lucky enough to have it. This statement is NOT correct. We are all creative and we can all train this skill. Bruce Daisley …
 
In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO. We all want to find success in dating, so it’s understandable if you feel the need to be different. But this is actually one of the worst things you can do. Ali Abdaal and I discuss how choosing to show up as yourself is th…
 
This week Helen and Sarah get super-practical about self-awareness. They talk about what self-awareness really means and the actions you can take to increase your internal and external self-awareness. To join You Coach You Live in London (19/01) or Manchester (31/01) head here: https://www.penguin.co.uk/events/2021/squiggly-careers-live.html To dow…
 
Taylor writes about topics like creativity, writing, personal growth, and his articles are always verging on philosophical yet scattered with wit. Which, is why I love reading his stuff. In this episode, he tells me about his experience at a Meditation retreat. We talk about the healing power of out-of-body experiences, our modern detachment from m…
 
Mel Robbins is the author of The Five Second Rule, a business woman, a life coach, and a sensation in the world of self improvement. Her new book is The High Five Habit, it offers simple techniques to feel more confident in yourself and to recognise your true self worth. Mel also runs a seven figure business which provides courses in self-improveme…
 
Get Cushman & Wakefield’s Return to the Office report Read more of the C&W Futures posts Sign up for the podcast's newsletter - Make Work Better What can we learn about what is going to happen next with work by chatting to the leaders of the sector that supplies our workplaces? You might think very little. There’s certainly no shortage of people in…
 
How can leaders harness the vast return that inclusion brings to teams and organisations and foster an mindset of shared responsibility to ensure the barriers to inclusive practices are overcome?To go deeper on this fascinating subject, I am delighted to be joined by Sile Walsh, an expert in inclusion and leadership.Sile specialises in strategic le…
 
In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO. Reggie Yates has had a tremendous career from acting, tv presenting, radio DJ, singing and now creating his critically acclaimed documentaries. But what was it that set Reggie apart from the other young kids on the North Lo…
 
Are you a more or a thinker or a doer at work? Both have positives and pitfalls and this week Sarah (the Thinker) and Helen (the Doer) explore both. They share lots of ideas for action to help you to flex your mode so they you can adapt, have more empathy for other people's approaches and increase your impact. To download the PodSheet for this epis…
 
The story of how Anne built her business is a genuine blockbuster of entrepreneurship and perseverance. Starling is one of the biggest FinTech companies in the world, with billions in deposits, but after listening to this you’ll be amazed how it was possible. When her co-founder walked out of the company, and took the funding with him, Anne walked …
 
In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO. If you need advice on how to build a solid mindset, then Ant Middleton is certainly the man for the job. He’s been in some of the most dangerous, high-stress and uncomfortable situations on the planet which is why I felt co…
 
Networking is a career development activity that often makes people feel awkward even though we all know how important it is for our progression. In this episode Helen and Sarah talk about the 'weak ties' in your network - what they are and how you can work your weak ties to increase the value of your career community. They cover lots of practical …
 
Theresa Anderson, Vice President of Marketing Communications, and Sales Operations at Bureau Veritas Group joins me to discuss her career journey and the many lessons she’s learned along the way, including what it is that gives her that very clear devotion to what she does, the things that inspire her to get up in the morning, and women in STEM. He…
 
Jimmy Carr needs no introduction and is one of the biggest names in British comedy. Jimmy has hardly been off our screens for the last two decades. He has countless shows to his name, even performing in front of the queen. But what people may not know is that Jimmy has another side to him. When he was in mid-20s, Jimmy was in a boring office job, w…
 
How can leaders create a roadmap for leading teams and building trust in the complex world of hybrid working?To answer this question and to discuss practical takeaways for leaders to navigate the current landscape, I am joined this week on the podcast by Paula Milligan.Paula is the Managing Director of the LALLO Consultancy business and has success…
 
This week Helen and Sarah talk about practical way to learn, unlean and relearn at work. They share lots of ideas for action including getting opposite experiences, creating learn-as-you-grow logs and strengths solving. To download the PodSheet for this episode, head to https://www.amazingif.com/listen/ To sign-up for PodMail, our weekly summary of…
 
Travis joins us to share how he founded his own media company after the startup he worked for went bankrupt at the outset of covid. We talk about overcoming the struggle to achieve success, and how to find true freedom through entrepreneurship. Travis is also the co-founder of the “Struggle to Strength” podcast, in which he and his friend Josh teac…
 
Patrice Evra is a one of a kind. He has suffered more hardships, and has overcome more challenges to get where he is, than probably any other guest I’ve ever had on the show. And yet, Patrice has managed to overcome them all to lead an incredible life. If Patrice can overcome his background and experiences, you can overcome yours. In this episode, …
 
In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO. Tom Blomfield has found multiple multi-million pound companies, but what is it which makes Tom such a successful serial-entrepreneur? In this moment clip, Tom reveals what he believes are the most significant qualities whic…
 
Gabriela Rosa is a world-renowned fertility specialist, author, and reproductive health educator. She explains why our hormonal health is vital for both our physical and mental health and wellbeing – whatever your sex, age, or life plans. Gabriela is the founder and director of the Rosa Institute and a Harvard University awarded scholar with two de…
 
In the final episode of this series of Ask The Expert, Helen and Sarah talks to entrepreneurs and authors Bianca Miller Cole and Byron Cole. In the conversation they discuss how to think about and approach success at work and how mindset and motivation have enabled them to succeed in their career. This Ask the Expert series is supported by the Unce…
 
Of all the guests I’ve had on, these have been the moments that have impacted me most. I don’t often talk about the moments that I’ve found most personally moving, but I thought I’d share them with you today. I’ve selected six moments, from all the guests we’ve had on, that offer the most life-changing advice. If you’re new to this podcast, this is…
 
In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO. We’ve all got dreams, yet not everyone is willing to pursue them. So what does it actually take in order to achieve the life of our dreams? I put this question to Ben Williams, former Royal Marine, to find out how he found …
 
Oliver Burkeman was a productivity geek. He was the guy trying to get it all done. He was that person, convinced he could optimise living to get the most out of life, writing about it in a wry, detached way in a Guardian column. In this episode we talk about his pursuit of elite productivity - but also what it taught him about the ultimate goal of …
 
Former VP EMEA at Twitter, now #1 bestselling author and workplace culture expert, Bruce Daisley joins us for a riveting episode, in which we discuss workplace culture and the theme of his new book: Resilience. In his book, “The Joy of Work”, he outlines 30 ways in which we can fix our work culture and fall in love with our jobs again – it was the …
 
This week Sarah talks with world leading expert on all things storytelling Bobette Buster, author of 'Do Story: How to tell your story so the world listens'. In the conversation they discuss the skills we all need to be an effective storyteller, and why becoming one is important in the world of work. This Ask the Expert series is supported by the U…
 
This episode, we’re doing something a bit different and I answer the questions that are most pressing to you. Over the past few weeks, more and more people have been reaching out to me for my advice and my opinion on the issues that matter most to them. We’re covering everything from how to best focus your time, imposter syndrome, what character tr…
 
In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO. Anna Hemmings MBE has won a staggering 11 World and European Championship Kayaking medals with 9 of them being gold. By the age of 24 she had been a World Champion 3 times and competed at the Olympic Games and in 2010 she w…
 
This week, Helen and Sarah talk to world renowned leadership expert René Carayol about how we can all develop and demonstrate leadership skills in our day-to-day role. They discuss myths people often make about leadership and how to increase your impact as a leader. This Ask the Expert series is supported by the Uncertainty Experts. You can find ou…
 
Hi everyone! In this episode I welcome the inspirational Jordan Schwarzenberger, who in less than a decade has achieved what many aspire to in a lifetime. He began his career at 17 and worked at huge names in the media industry, including Vice and LadBible, before co-founding a new digital management company called Arcade Media, that already works …
 
Why is digital transformation taking business leaders out of their comfort zone - and what can they do to reframe their mindset on this crucial area?To dispel some of the myths around digital transformation, I am joined this week on the podcast by Tony Moroney.Tony is a digital transformation consult, a member of the IMI Associate faculty and the P…
 
David Gandy is an icon and an inspiration. Once the highest paid model in the UK, the first man to ever hold that title, David changed male modelling for good. An icon of rounded masculinity as well as rugged good looks, David has been shining a torch for men for over two decades now. Today, David tells us what it took to reach the top. Starting ou…
 
In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO. Steve Peters is a doctor, a psychiatrist, a professor and a mental coach for the world’s top athletes and business leaders. He’s also the author of “The Chimp Paradox”, which has sold millions of copies worldwide and put fo…
 
Sign up for the newsletter Over the last few weeks I've been intrigued with the firms who have chosen to bite the bullet and ditch their office. What are their philosophies about getting colleagues together in person? How do they think about recruiting? What software tools do they use? What made them make the leap? First up I talked to Camilla Boye…
 
IMPORTANT NOTICE: This episode discusses a range of mental health issues. So please choose another episode if this isn’t the best option for you today 😊 I’m joined by the wonderful Sophie Gray, founder of DiveThru, a mental wellness company that helps you DiveThru what you go thru. They work with mental health professionals to create resources that…
 
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