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057: Natasha Freidus – connecting people! - In this episode, I speak with Natasha Freidus who is the Founder and CEO of Needslist, which connects the needs of refugee aid communities quickly and efficiently with those who want to help. Natasha has fifteen years of experience applying human centred design for social good and a long-standing commitment to refugee and migration related issues.…

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056: Sarah Haran – from IT to Handbags! - This week I am interviewing Sarah Haran, who is the Founder of Sarah Haran Luxury Accessories. After 19 years within the Technology Industry, Sarah decided to follow her passion – handbags and accessories. She was inspired to start her own business because she had struggled to find a stylish, high quality functional handbag, so decided…

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055: Richy K. Chandler – when are you going to get a proper job? - Welcome to our latest episode with Richy K. Chandler. Richy is the creative force behind Tempo Lush, which produces comics and illustrations. Starting out in 2007, Richy’s comic publisher business has gone on to produce several highly rated comics. After earning a diploma at the Wimbledon School of Art, Richy graduated from Camberwell College of Arts…

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054: Mariessa Devlin – see your business through the eyes of a parent - Today I am joined by Mariessa Devlin, who is the Managing Director of Enchanted Forest Nurseries and One Cove Road Coffee House. Because of her passion for educating young children, Mariessa qualified as a primary school teacher in 1998. Since that time, she has gained vast experience through a number of education management positions and…

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053: Katie Massie-Taylor – Tinder for mums - Today I am joined by Katie Massie-Taylor, one of the two founders of Mush, the Number 1 app designed for mums to connect with one another and become part of their local mum community. Katie previously worked as a derivatives broker in the City of London. Whilst on maternity leave with her second baby, she…

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052: Pragya Agarwal – building a socially responsible business - In this episode I’m talking to Pragya Agarwal, a mother of three and owner of two businesses. Before starting her businesses, Pragya worked in academia, completing a PhD and training as an architect while raising her first child as a single parent. She later went on to found her businesses, and now has baby twins…

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051: Steve Folland – the freelancer journey - In this episode I’m talking to Steve Folland, a father, and owner of Creative Video and Content company Foll & Co. Alongside his business, Steve produces and presents Being Freelance, a weekly podcast helping freelancers learn from one another’s skills and experience. He also creates weekly vlogs documenting his freelance business and lifestyle on YouTube.…

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050: Alexis Kingsbury – The silver bullet for handling all your people issues even when you are busy - In our 50th episode, I’m going to share something a little different… I recently ran a live workshop at a Mastermind event run for business owners with revenues between £500k and £5m, run by my friends and mentors Dan Bradbury and Kevin Hall. In the workshop I shared an approach that has helped my software…

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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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