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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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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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