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Tara will help you navigate the myriad of conflicting information about pregnancy, birth and parenting so that you move from feeling disempowered to empowered about your role as a mother. Wisdom is a combination of experience and knowledge and Tara will share 16 years of both as a mother or 6, Yoga teacher, Educator and Energy Healer to inspire, heal, nurture, educate and empower you to become awe-inspiring in motherhood.
 
The Transit Lounge hosted by Shandra shares ideas and inspiration for women wanting to make a career change to start their own business after the age of 40. Shandra will share stories, interviews and practical tips to show that it's truly possible to create a successful and profitable business earning you great money, doing what you love, without burning out... This podcast is for women who want to go from employee to being their own boss...
 
Keep it real with Khadija is an interview based podcast hosted by Khadija Kalifa. As a BBC Apprentice finalist and busy Mumpreneur, Khadija is on a mission to build an empire whilst raising two children, inspiring others to make their passion their profession. Khadija speaks openly about how she grew up in an underprivileged area, turned her daughter’s birth trauma into a motivational story, and became a BBC Apprentice finalist, successful business mentor, motivational speaker, property inve ...
 
The Mothers Who Work podcast welcomes mums at all stages of raising their family and business. We also welcome working mums who are navigating the corporate world. Here you will find tools and tips for mums who are serious about making money - covering everything that makes the daily juggle all the more easier from work politrics (no typo), to family and relationships to keeping sane! Hosted by Joycellyn Akuffo, the founder and editor of Motherswhowork.co.uk.
 
Is it just us, or are those three little words at the centre of everything? Self-improvement, knowledge, happiness —they all start there. With those three little words "How to be..." so we've set out to find the answers. How to be... lighter? How to be... happier? How to be... single? How to be... kinder to yourself? How to be... more organised? How to be... everything to everyone? Join us, as we find the answers.
 
The intent of this podcast is for you to be inspired by people just like you that have effectively discovered and used digital tools to create the life they want. They don’t just use digital tools through obligation (e.g. I have to have a website, I have to be online....). They have discovered the real power of digital, they see it clearly for what it is intended, to make their lives and those that are connected with them, better. Each podcast is an interview with someone doing great things ...
 
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A career - with all it's changes can be a bit of a cocktail... It certainly has been for Emma Rhoades... With the average time in a role reducing and an increase in the number of women starting businesses the traditional' road is no longer as common, and Emma's road has been anything but 'traditional'. Her career path has been a mix of business own…
 
Sometimes the path to a career change to start your own business after 40 is not a straight line... After a decade as an IT Project Manager and a few meandering streams Mel de Gioia has landed on a business that she thinks was destined to happen and Covid just accelerated the timeline... In her 30's she loved her career and would never have even co…
 
Saying yes to a friend could be the catalyst for a whole new career direction... After more than a decade as a self described 'office chick' Bron Roberts started Australia's first Laughter Yoga class... and hasn't looked back since! In this interview episode Bron shares with Shandra: What she used to do too often at the end of her work day The biza…
 
Not many people make a career change from a 'cushy' govt job to a million dollar business... Karen Geloven made that leap by redirecting her passion for teaching and has turned it into a multimillion dollar tutoring business focused on providing support for kids needing more help with maths and english. A driven and genuine life long learner, Karen…
 
Starting a business takes good foundation steps. In the excitement of having a new business idea and wanting to start something of your own, it's easy to get swept up and want to jump to the 'fun bits'... But... before you get to the fun bits, it's really important to cover off the basics and set up a solid foundation - especially after having had …
 
What do you do for a career change in your 40's after creating a well loved Australian baby brand? Michelle Vogrinec spent 17 years building up Gaia natural baby skin products and sold the business a year ago. After bringing that business and brand to life she is now sharing her years of experience with other mums in business. In this podcast inter…
 
Is making a career change within the same industry still considered a career change? When you've been employed in an industry for your whole career and then make the move to work for yourself the answer is yes...! For Jane Walters, after a 'lifetime' in one industry she made the change to start her own business channeling her years of experience in…
 
How do you make a career change after 28 years in an industry with 5 kids?!? After almost 3 decades in early childhood teaching Deb Peters decided it was time to make a change.... She kept it a secret until she'd really made up her mind to revisit a 'side gig' in the Beauty industry that she'd had many years earlier and make it her full time focus.…
 
Anyone starting a new business needs to think about how to get clients... And the answer to that question is Marketing. You don't want to be the best kept secret in your industry - not if you want to create a growing sustainable and profitable business that creates and supports the sort of lifestyle you want to enjoy. All this month and in this pod…
 
Bel Ryan had a side gig she describes as beautifully agonising... and it led to a significant career change later in life. She had loved her work as a Therapist, but after a significant event triggered spin off repercussions, she made the decision to leave and work for herself. In this podcast interview Bel shares with Shandra: How saving a person'…
 
Imagine having spent about 50% of your life working in one industry before a restructure prompted a career change .. Tanya Simpson had worked in various promotions and marketing roles in radio for over 20 years... The restructure of her department opened the space for her to consider starting her own business about 15 months ago... In this podcast …
 
It takes a special kind of person to make a complete career change after more than 25 years in one industry... Adding to that being over 40, without another job to go to and that takes things to a whole other level! Siobhan Tagell fell into a job in the office products industry and quickly rose the ranks to become a General Manager and was highly r…
 
Growing a business takes planning... You can't just have an idea for a business and jump into it without a plan, or without know what to work on when... That's where bringing a project planning approach comes into play... and the good thing is that project management is a really common transferable skill - so if you've had a successful career you m…
 
ABOUT THE HOST Keep it real with Khadija is an interview-based podcast hosted by Khadija Kalifa. As a BBC Apprentice finalist and busy Mumpreneur, Khadija is on a mission to build an empire whilst raising two children, inspiring others to make their passion their profession. Khadija speaks openly about how she grew up in an underprivileged area, tu…
 
Making a career change from a high powered job to working for yourself takes a decent dose of self belief. Wendy Alexander took that leap after more than 20 years working as a Project Manger and consultant for some of Australia's biggest companies. For her, the idea had been bubbling away for some time and it took a few personal events to give her …
 
This week, Khadija is keeping it real with Linda Plant, one of Lord Sugar’s most trusted and respected colleagues, and a regular fixture on BBC’s The Apprentice as part of the now infamous “Interview Week” Linda has joined the show to discuss the new business landscape and how business leaders can do their part to restore confidence. KEY TAKEAWAYS …
 
Natalie Grant had worked in Real Estate for over 20 years. She'd been through all aspects of real estate - the good, the bad and unfortunately the ugly too... After one too many moments of disillusionment with an industry that was less than positive, Natalie made the decision to walk away... She told herself she'd never work in the industry again..…
 
Making a career change to create your own business is becoming increasingly common. But how do you make the leap from being a 'Lois Lane' reporter to having a successful editing business and creating an online course to make your business scaleable, whilst having several books published along the way??? That's exactly what Stacy Juba from Shortcuts…
 
Making a career change after 40 to do something you love is tempting, and risky... and it can be incredibly rewarding! Patti Haus went from working with an Engineering regulator to becoming a conversion copywriter - with a few other creative stops along the way... In this interview podcast episode Patti shares with Shandra: What golf had to do with…
 
Do you ever get to the end of a day and think that you didn't really do the things you meant to do for the day? Or that you were 'busy' but the stuff you were doing wasn't really going to make a big impact on growing your business? After a few conversations with women in new businesses spending too much time on the wrong things at the wrong time th…
 
Many people dream of making a career change to do something they are truly passionate about... but not many actually do it... Yvonne Pfliger has spent most of her career in various Digital marketing roles working within agencies, and despite being great at what she does, she has also had a life long passion for sustainability. This passion didn't a…
 
When living the LA lifestyle didn't quite live up to the dream Hayley Hendrix had to make a big career change... She had found herself at a major crossroad that made her realise she had been living what she calls 'a big fat lie'... So she packed up, went back to Perth and reassessed what was really important to her...and discovered that the work sh…
 
Can you imagine creating a super successful international career and then walking away from it to start over again? And doing that after the age of 40? Jai Harvey Yin is one of those people who has an infectious positive energy about them who built up a really successful career and business and then through a range of challenges and life changes cl…
 
After more than 20 interviews with women who left successful careers to start their own business some common themes have emerged.... This podcast episode shares 4 of them as well as some tips and insights on how to avoid or manage these challenges if they come up for you... The 4 common challenges are: Mindset - how you think about yourself and you…
 
Since finding fame as one of Lord Sugar’s respected interviewers on The Apprentice, Linda Plant has gone on to create a specialised business success course, designed to empower anyone wishing to bring a new idea to market, and to provide guidance on how to successfully run a company. In this week’s show, Linda discusses the beliefs that have led he…
 
Have you ever thought about making a career change, and not quite known what to do, or when to do it and so just let the idea slip by? For Cheryl Tomlinson she was getting towards the second half of life and had thought about what she might like to do for the next phase of her work life, but didn't have a clear answer of what she'd like to do or wh…
 
A career change from being an Accountant for 19 years to now being a personal stylist doesn't exactly seem like a natural progression... But for Carol Hanson her love for fashion had always been there it just took a while and a few other experiments and experiences to get to it. In this podcast interview Carol shares: How she accidentally fell into…
 
What if.... having a lot of great experience, sparkling personality and an easygoing nature actually worked AGAINST you when you were trying to make a career change after the age of 40? For Samantha Richards that was exactly what she found... she had over a decade of experience in high level EA roles with experience in everything from running offic…
 
Stephen Kelly’s incredible journey through business has seen him head up some of the world’s most successful companies. As the ex-CEO of Sage, and Micro Focus International, Stephen has led some of the most powerful and influential businesses in history, and by doing so has changed the way we work and think. Stephen joins Khadija today to discuss h…
 
What does making a career change after 17 years in the US Army look like? Well Annette Whittenberger did exactly that... after getting into the army and following a career growth path for 17 years, she missed out on a promotion and made the decision to leave the Army. That decision opened up a range of challenges as she worked on reintegrating into…
 
She's like the new recruit at work that just blows his own trumpet and makes everything about him: Corona! We won't get not the politics, the medical evidence, conspiracy theories or anything like that here! Not because I want to sit on the fence on those issues - I really don't. But it's because I want to focus on the learning outcomes. This is th…
 
Despite placing as runner-up on the 2019 series of The Apprentice, Scarlett Allen-Horton’s business acumen landed her a business deal with Lord Sugar, who acquired a huge stake in Scarlett’s company, Harper Fox Global, a specialist recruitment firm dealing with executive-level talent. In this week’s show, Scarlett joins Khadija to discuss her exper…
 
Money is a critical piece of the puzzle to starting and growing a successful business. There's no escaping it. And it's something we're not often taught about in a meaningful and constructive way as a kid - so, as an adult, we have to go out explore and learn about it ourselves, especially if you want to have a profitable business of your own. Afte…
 
Sometimes you might want to make a career change because you get to a stage where you want a different lifestyle, or you want to bring an idea for your own business to life, but unfortunately sometimes it happens because of significant health concerns... That was the case for Michelle Irving... after 20 years in various senior roles in Government d…
 
Have you ever dreamt of creating a business that let you have the lifestyle you want, where you could travel whenever you wanted to and work from anywhere??? Yes - we want that too! Making a career change to set up a 'geo-flexible' business is something a lot of people have dreamt about, but not as many actually do something about it.. Nat Dwyer wa…
 
It’s a very high energy show today as Khadija is joined by Alan Barratt, the founder of Grenade, the high-performance product line that has taken the world by storm! Alan discusses his incredible rise to the top, the determination that turned Grenade bars into the number one-selling chocolate bar in the UK, and how Alan balances his success with hi…
 
Savvy Sally has had an interesting professional life made up of unusual 'accidental' job opportunities. Not shy of hard work, studying - after finishing her law degree, Sally did an additional 8 years of training to qualify and operate as a financial planner, then did another 'about face' to work for herself as a social media manager and marketer f…
 
It doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from, anxiety can unexpectedly strike down even the strongest of us. The risk of this is even greater due to the current crisis in the world. In this week’s show, Khadija candidly discusses her approach to tackling anxiety, the mental health challenges she faces each day, and the invaluable effects of k…
 
When you're going to leave a successful career to start your own business there's a lot of unknowns... There's fears around financials, technology, marketing, sales - you name it - if you haven't done it before [and sometimes even if you have!] it's natural to have fear and uncertainty. But - it doesn't have to stop you from getting started, or fro…
 
The career change after 40 interview series keeps uncovering great, 'ordinary' women who left successful careers to work for themselves... After 'falling' into a career in FMCG Emma Polette found herself managing multi-million dollar budgets, with a National role she was good at, but didn't love, in a boys club industry... Then some health issues k…
 
An peep into my personal story starting off as a PT in a saturated industry and creating the gym of my dreams. I have no filter and I share some truths about the fitness industry and business. This podcast is specifically beneficial to mums in business in the training industry.By Becky Shaw
 
This week, Khadija goes from “Keeping It Real” to Keeping It Real Housewives Of Cheshire, as she chats to TV star and serial mumpreneur, Leanne Brown. Khadija and Leanne talk about the challenges of quarantine and how she’s keeping her family safe, the spark of interest that’s caused Leanne to want to know more about the world, troubling labels suc…
 
Imagine making a career change in your 40's after 24 years with the same company... Making a career change after years in an industry is hard, making the change after 40 is even harder and leaving a company you have literally 'grown up with' is in a league of its own. Nichol Stark had a very successful career with Suncorp, going through a range of …
 
This week, Khadija keeps it real with the winner of BBC’s The Apprentice 2019, Carina Lepore! Carina discusses how it feels to be Lord Sugar’s new business partner, how she’s teaching her family about the value of hard work, and the burning desire for success that drives her onwards and upwards. KEY TAKEAWAYS Sometimes experiences such as The Appre…
 
Welcoming myself back to the podcast game sharing what the feck has gone down over the coming months. I talk about how we dealt with our whole business being taken away from us within days due to corona virus, closing our business down to re-launch on online platform, mum life, working with my husband in isolation (HULP ME) and some deep questions …
 
In this interview series with women who've made a career change to work for themselves after the age of 40, there have been a range of reasons why they decided to make the change... The series of events that led Bianca de Reus to make the change is possibly the most unique one that has been shared in the series so far. It includes a story about an …
 
For the past 25 years, Andrew Bloch has managed the public relations of not just VIPs and celebrities such as Lord Alan Sugar, but also on behalf of brands such as Coca-Cola and Volkswagen. Andrew talks about the proven public relation formula that has led him to worldwide success, the continuous role of marketing and PR in the face of a worldwide …
 
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