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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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060: Sue Atkins – how to raise happy children - On this week’s episode, I interview Sue Atkins. Sue is an internationally recognised Parenting Expert, Broadcaster, Speaker and Author of the Amazon best-selling books Parenting Made Easy – How to Raise Happy Children and Raising Happy Children for Dummies as well as author of the highly acclaimed Parenting Made Easy CDs, Apps and resources, which are bursting…

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059: Karolina Barnes – the power of storytelling - This week I interview Karolina Barnes, the creative director and editor in chief of ESTILA Studio and Bookazine, a British lifestyle magazine that specialises in telling powerful stories of independent designers and brands and has over 150,000 visitors per month. Karolina has been involved in business from her teens when her parents started a family…

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058: Siam Kidd – how to be a responsible and realistic trader - Today, I am joined by Siam Kidd, who is a full-time investor and trader, owns many businesses and learned how to trade simply through trial and error. Siam became an RAF Pilot fresh from school and began trading and investing in 2004. Siam is the founder of The Realistic Trader, which is a community of…

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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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