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080: Jessica Ashley – An Estate Agent with a difference - In this week’s episode I am interviewing Oxford based mum, Jessica Ashley. Jessica worked for a corporate estate agent for 10 years before setting up her own estate agent business Amelie’s Estate Agents when her maternity leave came to an end. In this episode, we’ll cover: • What it’s been like to go from estate…

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079: Rebecca Cross – Stepping into your greatness… - On this week’s episode I am interviewing Rebecca Cross.  Rebecca Cross is a Business Success & Motivational Strategist who works alongside aspiring female entrepreneurs looking to build their dream business and achieve the lifestyle that they deserve, not in the future but now. Rebecca’s goal is to help 2 million women ‘Step into their Greatness’ and achieve their dreams,…

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078: Joshua Lisec & Judy Shaw – How to couplepreneur… - On this week’s episode I am for the very first time interviewing couplepreneurs Joshua Lisec and Judy Shaw, whom together are The Entrepreneur’s Wordsmith LLC. During the first half I interview Joshua and in the second Judy, whilst the other cares for their young son, a real-life example of parentpreneurs. Joshua founded The Entrepreneur’s Wordsmith…

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077: Nicole Clewer – Looking after your mental health and wellbeing - On this week’s episode I am interviewing Nicole Clewer.         Nicole is the founder of luxury activewear brand Dot Dash Activewear. Prior to this, she was a celebrity trainer with 10 years experience in the fitness industry ranging from Barre, Crossfit, Powerlifting and Personal Training. After being an ambassador for a renowned fitness brand for…

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076: Jo Bevilacqua – supporting mothers in starting their own business - On this week’s episode I am interviewing Jo Bevilacqua.  Jo is the Owner of “Serenity Loves” & Founder of “The Unique Mumpreneur.” Serenity Loves is a hair and beauty salon with on site creche and the Unique Mumpreneur an online and in person community for women (Mothers or Not) who want to take the first steps to starting their own business…

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075: Alison Edgar – the benefits of working with a sales coach - In this week’s episode I am interviewing Alison Edgar. Alison is the Managing Director of Sales Coaching Solutions, also known as The Entrepreneur’s Godmother. She is one of the UK’s Top 10 Business Advisers and #1 in Sales and Marketing. Alison is regularly featured on BBC 1 Breakfast, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, The Guardian…

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074: James Golden – Learning from our mistakes… - On this week’s episode I am re-interviewing James Golden. James was one of our first ever interviewees and featured in one of our first episodes – number 14! After starting his business in 2010, he’s had an incredible journey that included getting a bank grant and later hitting rock bottom, overcoming a cancer diagnosis when…

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073: Siobhan Murray – the impact of burnout on our lives - On this week’s episode I am interviewing Siobhan Murray. Siobhan is a Positive Psychology Success Coach & Psychotherapist and a Family Mediator. Siobhan holds a First-Class Honours B.A. in Counselling and Psychotherapy, a Diploma in Mindfulness and Wellbeing, is a Master NLP Practitioner, a certified Life Coach and a Mediator and is about to embark…

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072: Amanda Overend – enjoying books with your children - In this episode I am interviewing Amanda Overend. WARNING: Do not listen with small children as Amanda talks about delivery of presents at Christmas. Amanda is mum to 3 young boys and the Owner of Books & Pieces, which makes buying books easy for families who want to enjoy books with their children. Amanda’s background…

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071: Lucy Parsons – how to reach your full academic potential - This week I am interviewing Lucy Parsons. Lucy is the CEO of Life More Extraordinary and is an academic coach who supports teenagers and their parents through GCSE and A Level exams, teaching them the study skills they need to reach their full academic potential. At the age of nine Lucy decided she would like…

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070: Vicky Warr – the importance of consumer research - In this week’s episode I am re-interviewing Vicky Warr. I originally interviewed Vicky 3 months ago and we want so deep into talking about her fitness business that we didn’t get chance to cover childcare and how her business is growing. As a reminder, Vicky is the Founder and CEO of Bump and Beyond providing…

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069: Graham Harris – bringing ideas to life and creating a business to sell them - On this week’s episode I am interviewing Graham Harris. Graham is the Managing Director of Tech-ni-Fold, which he founded in 1999 whilst balancing a young family at home. As a print finisher at the time he saw the need to eliminate the problem of fibre cracking, which had been a problem that had plagued the…

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068: Igor Bekker – disruption of the baby product industry - On this week’s episode I am interviewing Igor Bekker. Igor is a former retail executive who is now a co-founder of a direct-to-consumer ecommerce business “MADE OF“. “MADE OF” provides new parents with simple, organic-first and safe everyday baby products, whilst creating consistent shopping experience without exploiting their pockets and time. Historically, he has worked…

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067: Kelly Pretty – find connected love in a disconnected world - On this week’s episode I am interviewing Kelly Pretty. Kelly is a Soulmate Strategist and Love Mentor, helping you to find connected love in a disconnected world. She teaches intuitively with a number of methods including but not limited to Positive Psychology, Meditation, NLP, deep reflective work and mentoring. Kelly is an expert in the…

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066: Alexis Kingsbury – 5 most important lessons learned from 1 year of interviews with Parentpreneurs - Over the last 12 months, I have interviewed over 50 amazing entrepreneurs about how they’ve built businesses whilst having time with their family, I’ve gone back through the last year of episodes to identify the top things I’ve learned. So in this episode, I share my top 5 lessons learned, and exactly which episodes go…

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065: Martin Majlund – How to embrace the failure culture - In this week’s episode I am interviewing Martin Majlund, who is the founder of Sky.Garden, an SaaS e-commerce platform built for African retailers. Martin graduated with a Masters in Economic Science in 2006 and then spent 5 years working agency side (advertising) before shifting over to the corporate side in 2011 heading up global tech…

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064: Alexis Kingsbury – Face your fear to start that business - In this week’s episode, we talk about how starting a new business can be so SCARY! There are a million questions you ask yourself as an entrepreneur starting out in business… • What if you fail? • What if you never make any money? • What if it’s all a waste of time? • What…

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063: Gwendoline Alderton – combine style, health and mindfulness within interior design - In this week’s episode I am interviewing Gwendoline Alderton. Gwendoline is a professional interior designer creating stylish, elegant and healthy homes for residential clients. Her designs have been published in national interior design magazines. She is also a professional speaker, sought after for radio, conference and private events to speak on her specialist topic of…

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062: Vicky Warr – how to be fit, healthy and happy during pregnancy - In this week’s episode, I am interviewing Vicky Warr, who is Founder and CEO of The Beez Kneez (www.beezkneezhive.com) and Fitness and Healthy Eats for Mums/Moms and Mums to be (online, global). Vicky is a pregnancy and postnatal fitness specialist and nutrition coach, with over 17 years’ experience in the fitness industry. As a mum…

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061: Alexis Kingsbury – Live Group Coaching call - Welcome to episode 61 of the Parentpreneur Podcast! This week is going to be slightly different to usual, because you are invited to listen to one of my live group coaching calls, which I conducted only a few weeks ago. These are normally part of my Parentpreneur Accelerator program, in which we do a weekly…

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