After a bit of a break, we're back with a one-off episode to celebrate #GGFest! We spoke to Sam Thomas-Berry about keeping work/life balance front and centre and what she's learnt about herself during the weirdest year on record.
Check out all the info on #GGFest and buy tickets here: https://www.grocerygirlsuk.com/blog/introducing-ggfest/
Cat took time out of her very busy schedule to talk to us about pivoting her business strategy to serve customers during lockdown, standing strong on ethical and sustainable decisions, and what it's been like juggling that with giving birth!
Book recommendation: The Home Stretch by Sally Howard
Emma takes us through her exciting grocery career, talks about pivoting a brand for the better during lockdown, and the traits she sees in successful people.
Book recommendations: Lessons in Stoicism by John Sellars, Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
Role model: Simon Sinek, his TED Talk can be found here: https://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action/transcript#t-3680
We've loved Jenny ever since she presented at our event last year. Here, she speaks about individuality, finding control and how much she needs a haircut. Plus, Verity shares some reflections on the event of the past couple of weeks.
Book recommendation: Untamed: Stop pleasing, start living by Glennon Doyle
We welcomed Richard as our first ever male guest, and discussed how businesses can set themselves up for success in a crisis and what we can learn from this experience to strengthen our working relationships.
Book recommendation: Tame, Messy and Wicked Risk Leadership by David Hancock
Gaining confidence and inspiration from our community, Helen started her own business last year. Lockdown has been an opportunity for reflection, learning and celebration.
Book recommendation: Drinking from the Fire Hose: Making Smarter Decisions Without Drowning in Information by Christopher J. Frank and Paul F. Magnone
BeInspired conférence details: https://www.retail-week.com/be-inspired/conference?authent=1
We spoke to Anna about the findings of her MBA research, living and working in lockdown with four children, and the change she hopes this period will bring.
It’s also Mental Health Awareness Week, so we had some thoughts from our host Hester and our weekly contributor Verity.