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The Kent Foundation Podcast

The Kent Foundation Podcast

By The Kent Foundation
Katie Hawkins interviews entrepreneurs & mentors about how they started their business and what challenges they face.
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Episode 15 - Adrian Wenn
This week Katie is joined by Adrian, Kent Foundation Mentor & Trustee. They speak about the importance of knowing why you're running a business and why he tell's his mentee's to take a break. We also hear his journey and experience with The Kent Foundation.
32:10
April 14, 2021
Episode 14 - Karl Cowell
In today's episode Katie is joined by Kent Foundation member Karl Cowell. Karl speak about his business journey, why combining forces with Clockwork Moggy is a dream come true and how he used time at home to be productive and start a side hustle. He tells Katie why being yourself is so important to finding the right clients and why he loves networking. Find Karl on LinkedIn  https://www.kentginco.co.uk
32:57
March 31, 2021
Episode 13 - Fabia Goff
Katie is joined by talented artist Fabia Goff, Fabia shares how she makes the most out of her mentor and how art has always been a part of her life. She also tells Katie of one of her goals to work with national and local charities in the future.  https://fabiahgoff.com https://www.instagram.com/fabiahgoff/?hl=en
39:11
March 17, 2021
Episode 12 - Hannah Catchlove
In today's episode Katie is joined by Hannah, founder of Fond Company they talk discuss how many roles a small business actually does and  how to important it is to protect from yourself from burning out. They also discuss how important her Kent Foundation mentor has been and how they have helped her. 
38:13
March 3, 2021
Episode 11 - 2020 Round up with Miranda
In a special end of year episode Katie sits down with Miranda to discuss what 2020 has been like for businesses and what the most popular trends were. Listen to find out what they thought was the most baked item of 2020 and how small businesses went online and thrived. Happy New Year from everyone at The Kent Foundation. 
43:33
December 30, 2020
Episode Ten - Eva Benka
Katie is joined by Eva Benka, founder of Lily Rose Macarons. Eva is a self-taught macaron queen with a passion for all things cooking and baking. Starting her business at the beginning of 2020 has seen her plan change from farmers markets and cafes to nationwide postal service. Listen to find out which is her favourite flavour and why it's always good to 'refer back to the plan'.
40:54
December 23, 2020
Episode Nine - Amy Kolsteren
In this episode Katie is joined by Amy, founder of Mooie Fee Photography. Amy tells us how she found The Kent Foundation and transformed her side hustle into a full time business. Katie and her discuss what makes her photography unique and how she managed to pivot this year and go online!
23:30
December 16, 2020
Episode 8- Rebecca Daniels
In today's episode Katie talks with founder of The Jigsaw company Rebecca Daniels. They discuss her career in education and her decision to start her own business after having her daughter. Rebecca shares some fantastic tips for being overwhelmed, her great view on attitude of gratitude and how she was mistaken for Beyonce.
30:41
December 2, 2020
KFP Episode 7- Julie Flower
In today's episode Katie chats to one of The Kent Foundation's volunteer business mentors, Julie Flower. Julie runs her own Leadership and Team Development Consultancy, she tells us about how this year has been for her and her business and how she incorporates improv into her work with clients. Julie also talks about how she enjoys mentoring for The Kent Foundation and what a privilege it is. 
29:09
November 24, 2020
KFP Episode 6- Angie Everett- Penfold
Since our short break Katie has been chatting with Angie owner of Love Laugh Pets, Body Secrets & Angie and Matt Films. In this episode Angie tells us about her three businesses that she runs and how she manages them, they cover why its key to have balance and what business books she recommends.  Links Mentioned: https://lovelaughpets.co.uk
30:19
November 11, 2020
KFP Episode 5- Liz Jenkins
In todays episode Katie talks to Liz about how she got into mentoring, what it's like to be a mentor and offers advice to those thinking about mentoring. They also discuss their favourite place to grab a coffee and what person they'd like to meet dead or alive!
31:33
September 9, 2020
KFP Episode 4- Miranda Haston
In this episode Katie is joined by Miranda founder of Girl Got Curves. They discuss why starting a bikini line for plus size women was so important to her and how she took risks like travelling to Paris and Wales that ended in success. They also talk about Miranda's role in The Kent Foundation as the West Kent Co-ordinator and why it's the perfect job for her. People mentioned: @therealbodiescoach @girlgotcurves girlgotcurves.com
35:39
September 2, 2020
KFP Episode 3- Rowan Pringle
Today's episode Katie is joined by Rowan, the East Kent co-ordinator for The Kent Foundation, she shares her previous work and what led her to The Kent Foundation and shares how the business enquiry process works. She tells us what qualities she see's in an entrepreneur and how mentors are matched to businesses.  
32:02
August 26, 2020
KFP Episode 2 - Cressida Fitzsimons
In this Episode Katie is joined by Cressida, head coach at The Real Bodies Coach. They talk about why a re-brand was so important to Cressida and her clients, combatting the PT stigma of 'Your Body is Your Business Card' and how she works with her clients.  People mentioned: @therealbodiescoach @girlgotcurvesuk @mooie_fee
45:46
August 19, 2020
KFP Episode 1- Stuart Tanton
In our first episode recorded in the middle of lockdown Stuart  Tanton, the Director of The Kent Foundation and our host Katie Hawkins discuss how life had changed since lockdown and how the businesses and the Foundation were adapting. Stuart also chats with Katie about himself and his passions in life!
37:36
August 5, 2020