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Emily Kent: “If you aren’t at the table or in the room, your voice isn’t heard”

We spoke to Emily Kent, co-founder of One Big Circle and serial entrepreneur.  We talked about:  Being an actual “dinner table entrepreneur” The fun but unsustainable times of starting a business When to park a project that isn’t right, right now. Building resilience into the plan Recruiting and nurturing staff Why it is important for…

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Ilham’s Top Tips: Do something competitive to break out of your shell

** Vote for The MindStyling Podcast in the health blog awards (we’re in the best podcast category): https://fab1.typeform.com/to/Abuq8QXT ** Ilham knew she had to break out of her shell in order to achieve her goals, so she did. Her tip for doing that is to do something competitive, such as playing basketball.  Amy and Becky…

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How I won £50k for Innovation and my tips to help you do it too…..

** Vote for The MindStyling Podcast in the health blog awards (we’re in the best podcast category): https://fab1.typeform.com/to/Abuq8QXT ** **BONUS EPISODE** Dr. Becky Sage talks about her experiences as a Women in Innovation award winner. This is a MUST LISTEN for all the innovative women in your life! This episode is focused on the Innovate…

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Ilham Said: I always love to frame challenges that I encounter as opportunities to learn

Ilham Said has gone against the grain, being brought up to think that ambition is not something that sits well with being a woman. She has worked hard to overcome structural biases. She is a Middle Eastern, Muslim, Female Engineer and entrepreneur and she talks to us about how she tries to shrug off the…

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Nathalie Top Tip: Go and find someone who can help

Becky and Amy discuss Nathalie Alpi’s top tip. Nat told us how important it is to reach out to people to ask for help. We discussed the value of networks for building relationships over a long period of time. We talked about learning and growing alongside a peer group, including We also have a short…

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Nathalie Alpi: Relationships are at the core of everything we do

We speak to Nathalie Alpi, co-founder Cookies HQ. Key takeaways: 1. Organic growth can help you build a sustainable business AND have big ambitions 2. Working with your spouse takes work but can also be very helpful and rewarding, as long as you have good communication 3. Introverts have super powers 4. As a founder…

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Nat Top Tip: Define yourself in more than one way

Nat’s top tip is one that we have found to be very important. When you are an entrepreneur or very driven by your work it can be very easy to put your whole self into it and to make your work your identity. That works fine when everything is going perfectly but it means that…

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Nat Al-Tahhan: Am I going to be who I am or am I going to conform to society?

Nat Al-Tahhan is a designer, game developer, illustrator and recreational body builder. We talked to her about how she designed her life to work for her. We spoke about how we define success, how we create balance and how we see the signs of burnout. We have marked this episode as explicit due to some…

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Katie Top Tips: There’s always another way

You want something bad enough – it will come to you – it just might not come to you in the way you expect or want it to. Katie’s top tip is that there is always another way, in her case, she has been very focused on making her passion project a reality and turning…

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Katie Donovan-Adekanmbi: It’s bigger than paying the bills…. It’s rooted in purpose for me.

Katie Donovan-Adekanmbi was due to launch her new business BCohCo in April 2020, then COVID struck and everything changed. Katie talks about how she used it as a time to learn and grow. Very quickly what had seemed to be a huge challenge for the business became a perfect storm for collective learning, giving the…

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