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049: John Lamerton – coaching to think bigger - In this episode I’m interviewing John Lamerton, a father of two, bestselling author, entrepreneur and mentor to small businesses. John describes himself as just an average bloke who has gone from being an unhealthy civil servant to living the dream. He says he has transitioned from life as a clock watcher in a stressful work…

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048: Liz Cameron OBE – the importance of mentoring - In this episode of the Parentpreneur Accelerator Podcast I talk to Liz Cameron OBE, Chief Executive & Director at the Scottish Chambers of Commerce. Liz is an amazing business leader with expertise encompassing all aspects of entrepreneurship. Hailing from bonny Scotland, Liz’s career spans three decades during which she has founded and run a series…

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047: Jeannette Washington – Bearly Articulating - In this episode I talk to Jeannette Washington, founder of Bearly Articulating, empowering parents to bear their entrepreneurial voices, based in Detroit, Michigan, USA. Jeannette began her career as a speech therapist living in Jackson, Mississippi. In 2015, she founded Bearly Articulating as an educational consultancy firm and speech therapy education hub to meet the…

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046: Julie Creffield – the fat girls guide to running - In today’s episode we are meeting Julie Creffield, mother (of a 5 year-old daughter) and founder of The Fat Girls’ Guide to Running. The world’s only resource specifically designed for plus size runners. Julie ran her first marathon back in 2005 weighing 20 stone and unable to run to the top of her road. Since…

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045: Rachel Carrell – Airbnb for nannies - Childcare is a massive issue for parentpreneurs. In this latest episode I interview London-based Rachel Carrell, founder of Koru Kids a childcare service that provides nanny shares and after school childcare. Before entrepreneurship, Rachel worked at McKinsey – one of the world’s most esteemed management consultancies. She became a mother, and soon noticed the many…

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044: Liane Katz – teaching kids to code - In this episode I am proud to present Liane Katz, the CEO and founder of mama codes. Liane is on a mega mission to get children into coding from a young age. She does this by making coding simple, fun and appealing to youngsters. Liane’s background in digital products and becoming a mother inspired her…

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043: Cai Graham – tools to navigate adolescence - Raising teenagers can be a HUGE test for parents! Equally surviving being a teenager can be difficult for kids. But fear not, in the latest episode of the podcast I interview family coach and parentpreneur Cai Graham. After a varied career, Cai started her business The Mind Model. She focused on coaching Mums wanting to…

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042: Leona Baker – a winning subscription startup - From jewellery and thrifting to tea shops, and now a monthly subscription of fun! My guest this week has enjoyed a colourful career in the entrepreneurial world. Let me introduce you to Leona Baker, founder of the Lucky Dip Club who deliver a monthly confetti cannon of colour and entertainment to letterboxes around the world.…

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041: Lucy Bartlett – how to run a hugely successful kickstarter campaign - My guest this week is Lucy Bartlett, the co-founder of Bundlebeds. Have you ever thought you’d enjoy camping so much more, if only the sleeping conditions were comfier? Bundlebeds produce a brand-new type of roll-out camping bed, boasting high levels of home-from-home comfort, but can be rolled out in seconds. Parentpreneur Lucy, co-found Bundlebeds with…

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040: How to make delegation easy - In this episode, I’m talking all about delegation! I used to find delegation a real pain. I knew it was vital that I share my workload in order for me to concentrate on pressing matters. However, I found the process of handing over tasks slow and time consuming due to the amount of training and…

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039: Colleen Wong – selling tech safety devices for children - In this episode, I talk to Colleen Wong the brains behind Gator Watch, a watch, phone and tracker for kids. The high-tech yet easy to use safety device allows parents to track their children via GPS and Wifi, and enables phone calls between parent and child. The watch is produced by Colleen’s company Techsixtyfour. In…

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038: Somesh Selvachandran – feminism, equality and the silicon roundabout - In this episode, we are joined by London-based father of two, Somesh Selvachandran. After working for ten years as an Executive Director in the technology department of a global investment bank Somesh took the leap to co-found a startup. As part of the entrepreneurial journey, he has experienced triumphs and challenges that we can learn a…

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037: Poonam Gupta OBE – building one of Scotland’s biggest exporters whilst raising two children - In this episode, I am honoured to be joined by fellow Parentpreneur, Poonam Gupta OBE, founder of PG Paper. After emigrating from India to Scotland, Poonam opened her startup in 2003. The paper company has since grown into a multi-million-pound enterprise, exporting paper globally and proudly standing as one of Scotland’s biggest exporters. Poonam has…

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036: Dr Caroline Purkhardt – running a business abroad - I am delighted to share this episode with you in which I talk to my friend and fellow parentpreneur Dr Caroline Purkhardt. Caroline is a published author and entrepreneur who runs Lauvitel Lodge, a beautiful holiday retreat situated in the French Alps. In this interview, you’ll hear Caroline’s captivating story of how she relocated abroad with…

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035: How to make this your best year yet - Want to stop stress and overwhelm when it comes to starting a business? Need a plan to make real progress with your startup idea? Would you love to start a business and enjoy lots of time with your family? In this podcast episode, I will give you a roadmap to help stop overwhelm and get clear…

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034: Juliette Toop – taking the leap to becoming an entrepreneur - In this episode I am very proud to be interviewing Juliette Toop, a Parentpreneur who I’ve been working with through my accelerator program. Through the program she has been exploring and developing her product market fit, but already has had a lot of experiences that I’m looking forward to sharing with you. This interview will…

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033: Bryony Thomas – how to understand what your customers want and need - In this episode, I speak to Bryony Thomas, entrepreneur and author of award-winning book Watertight Marketing, a fantastic book that helps small business owners get calm control of their business growth. Before founding Watertight Marketing, Bryony held a series of Marketing roles including 3 years as Director of Marketing Operations at Experian. She’s been running…

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032: Dan Bradbury – how to find the right business model for your business - In this episode, I am delighted to be interviewing one of my mentors, Dan Bradbury. He is a serial entrepreneur, investor and fellow Parentpreneur. With Dan and his team’s coaching I have been able to drastically increase profits for my software business. So, I was really keen to get him on the podcast to share…

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031: Erin Thomas Wong – franchisee to serial entrepreneur - In this episode, I talk to fellow parentpreneur, Erin Thomas Wong. After the birth of her first son in 2008, Erin left her career in television production and became a jewellery franchisee. After a couple of years enjoying the freedom that self-employment gave her through the franchise, Erin started a series of her own companies.…

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030 - How to find the right idea for your new business 030: How to find the right idea for your new business - In this episode I’m going deep into a topic that I know is a big one for many of you… how to find the right idea for your new business. I know some of you have been hesitating to get started with a new business, perhaps because you feel you’ve not found the right idea……

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