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Alison’s Top Tip: Add “in your opinion” to any advice you are given. It is not a fact. You get to collate these opinions and decide what to do with them.

In this week's Top Tip episode, Becky and Amy reflect on Alison Wood's Top Tip to add “in your opinion” to any advice you are given.  She urges us to remember opinions are not facts.  You get to collate opinions and decide what to do with them.   Becky and Amy reflect on: The importance…

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Sam’s Top Tip: Don’t ever underestimate your unique perspective. If you’re lucky enough to have an idea, don’t let it go. Give it a go.

In today's episode, Amy and Becky reflect on Sam Woodham's top tip, to never underestimate your unique perspective.  “If you're lucky enough to have an idea, don't let it go. Give it a go.” We discuss the challenges of how to stick with an idea, and persist against the odds as you transform it from…

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Alison Wood: School girls were exchanging sex for sanitary products

Alison Wood is the founder of Lilypads, a social venture which aims to ensure menstruation is not a barrier to education through the sale of affordable reusable sanitary pads and provision of menstrual health education.  She created Lilypads after learning that schoolgirls in Kenya were exchanging sex for sanitary pads, to remain in education. Through…

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Samantha Woodham, The Divorce Surgery – I never liked conflict for conflict’s sake. Deep in my core I felt there had to be something better.

Samantha Woodham is an award winning family law barrister. With Harry Gates she co-founded The Divorce Surgery, which turns the traditional model of bitter adversarial legal proceedings on its head. Their unique model offers one lawyer for one couple, at a fixed fee many, many times lower than the average cost of legal proceedings.  …

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Deborah’s Top Tip: Do not assume where you are is where you should be – consider doubling or tripling your day rate at least!

In her interview with MindStyling, Deborah Coughlin, founder of Method X gives a rallying call to women, challenging us all to value ourselves professionally at a higher rate. In this episode, Amy and Becky recognise the gender pay gap is as critical an issue for entrepreneurs as it is for large corporate employees: Research in…

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Deborah Coughlin – There is tonnes of money out there – people are looking for great ideas that have data to back them up

Deborah Coughlin is the founder of Method X, an organisation that is creating scalable prevention of poor mental health for the mass market.  Her mission is to democratise good mental health, and end the mental health poverty gap.  Deborah is a creative innovator and entrepreneur who often subverts the usual way we look at things….

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Helena’s Top Tip: There is no silver bullet – it’s all about consistent force in one direction

Helena's Top Tip is that there is no silver bullet out there.  Rather success is all about consistent force in one direction. In today's episode, Amy and Becky reflect on the importance of this insight, and how: Searching for your silver bullet can distract you from  doing the crucial work. It is the accumulative impact…

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Helena Hills Part 2: We felt suffocated

In the second part of our interview with Helena Hills from TrueStart Coffee. We dug deep into how the TrueStart team invested every penny they had to rebrand and ensure that the visual representation of the brand was truly reflective of the values, vision and energy that they wanted to convey. This unleashed a whole…

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Helena Hills Part 1: It’s never been more important to drive positive energy and emotion

Helena Hills is the founder of True Start Coffee, we talked about so much that we decided to  split this episode in two….. Next episode coming soon. In this episode we focused on the value of positive energy and ADHD. In part two we discuss rebranding and learning as you go when you build a…

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Keri’s Top Tips: Do what comes from the heart and do it well – and remember, you are not your circumstance

This week, Amy and Becky sit down to share stories and ponder on the challenges and wonders of finding and doing what comes from the heart.  First though, we start with the complexities behind Keri's rallying cry – 'you are not your circumstances.' We reflect that: Perspective and understanding of our circumstances can support us…

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