Being Heard Episode 14: Jo Hooper – Dealing With An Unhealthy Relationship With Work

Being Heard Podcast Episode 14 - Jo Hooper

After a slightly longer than planned hiatus, Being Heard is back! And I’m thrilled to be talking to Jo Hooper from @madandsadclub. Following recovery from her own mental health breakdowns back in 2018, Jo describes her ‘year of breakdowns’ as a trigger which planted the seed to change her working life and do something differently.…

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Being Heard Episode 13: Helen Wills – There is Nothing About My Age That Limits My Tenacity or Energy for a Job Worth Doing

Being Heard Episode 13: Helen Wills - There is nothing about my age that limits my tenacity or my energy for a job worth doing

Popping up in her trademark bright yellow coat this week is my guest Helen Wills. Formerly an Operations Director in the leisure industry, Helen left the corporate world to concentrate on creating her family. While at home with her first child she simultaneously discovered the world of blogging and a joy in writing that she…

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Being Heard Episode 12: Charlie Swift – Follow Your Curiosity, Use What You Have Available and Be Playful

Being Heard Episode 12: Charlie Swift - Follow your curiosity, use what you have available and be playful

This week my guest is creative business mentor and fellow podcaster, Charlie Swift. Back in 2016 Charlie was working in social media marketing when she was made redundant for the second time. Realising that employment did not equal job security, Charlie decided to try self-employment and see where it would take her. With no formal…

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Being Heard Episode 11: Helen Perry – Just Start. If You Do Nothing, Nothing Will Change

For the last two years Helen Perry has steadily created her own colourful corner of the internet. Previously a BBC journalist, she started her instagram account (@notaboutthekids) to help transition from the role of full-time mum back into work after a break of eight years. This space began. as the name suggests, with a conscious…

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Being Heard Episode 10: Becky Avery – Taking Time to Develop Your Business Without Pressure

Becky Avery: Taking time to develop your business without pressure

My guest this week on the podcast is the wonderful Becky Avery, owner of Hazel & Blue – a Wiltshire based company making soy based candles and candle making kits that smell absolutely divine. Becky is someone who has always dreamed of having her own business. Before Hazel & Blue there were several other ideas…

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Career Fulfilment: Answering The Question of What Next?

There is no innovation or creativity without failure - Brene Brown quote

[wc_box color=”info” text_align=”left” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” class=””] This post was first sent to my newsletter subscribers in June 2019, explaining the reasons why I started researching career fulfilment and career change for women seeking a more creative path. [/wc_box] Two years ago in May I left my job of 13 years and became a stay-at-home mum.…

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I Am Not A Niche: Why I’ve Fallen Out of Love with Instagram

October Bullet Journal monthly spread

[wc_box color=”primary” text_align=”left” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” class=””] This post is adapted from an original post on Instagram. After a near three month break I realised the truth behind my online absence was not lack of time; in reality I had fallen out of love with Instagram. Here’s why. [/wc_box] This week I joined a community group…

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