Unpaused is a podcast for women wanting to restart an interrupted career or mastermind a new one after an extended break from work. // Hosted by Judy Stewart Produced by Leonie Marsh Sound Engineer: Lana Kristensen Research Assistant: Claudia Cameron // Instagram: @_unpaused Website:www.unpaused.net
Ruth Ribeaucourt’s great unpause was occasioned by the discovery that her husband’s family was the last of St Etienne’s highly skilled jacquard ribbon makers, and supplier to the haute couture houses of Paris and Milan. Ruth’s electrifying story of how the ribbons claimed her imagination comes to life over two fairytale like episodes. A wonderful tale in time for Christmas...
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Olivia Rubie is a young Swedish professional photographer, looking for the essence of what makes a woman arresting, whatever her age. She is increasingly fascinated by how women change as they get older: how they move, the subtle changes in how they hold themselves. She is also troubled by how our culture values only the young as subjects. Judy Stewart speaks to Olivia about viewing a woman through her lens at a recent workshop conducted by The French Muse in June 2019.
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When she was at British Vogue Fiona Golfar, journalist and long-time editor-at-large, she went deep into the private lives of women from all walks of life: in fact, you could say she is something of an 'everywoman' herself. The story of her dramatic pause, hard on the heels of a change in the editorial leadership at Vogue and her comeback are detailed in this episode of Unpaused. | www.unpaused.net | Instagram: @_unpaused
Episode 3 features Australian Annabelle Hickson, an accomplished woman. Listen to Annabelle's story of her transition from big-city journalist to Tenterfield flower forager, podcaster, photographer, published author, pecan marketer, and so much more, recorded on the other side of the world, in deepest, hottest Provence. | www.unpaused.net | Instagram: @_unpaused
Marc Blazer, long-term investor in Rene Redzepi's renowned restaurant, noma, and now co-investor in PRIOR, is our second guest for Season 2 of Unpaused. Marc, who created Overture Investment Partners, to invest in talent-driven - and often disruptive - consumer businesses, outlines what he looks for when he’s weighing up an investment opportunity, how that approach to investing evolved and the value he believes he brings to the table. www.unpaused.net | Instagram: @_unpaused
We launch Season 2 with the wonderful Skye Gyngell of Spring restaurant in London. Skye has the wisdom of someone whose approach to work has been forged in everything- to-lose Michelin-starred kitchens in Paris and London; some of the most exacting work environments imaginable.
Her more seasoned view of life at work is no less exacting in its commitment to perfection now than it was when she first realised that cooking was going to be her chosen vocation, but it’s tempered by a still undimmed love of cooking and kitchen lore, which she imparts each day to her team. How she stays in the ‘middle of the bed’ is the subject of this podcast.
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A reflection, threading the 7 episodes of Season 1 together and highlighting all the nuggets of actionable advice that each guest had to offer. A must listen. Make sure you have a pencil and paper to hand...
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From the outside, Briony Fitzgerald’s life looks like an exotic tapestry - it's her job to weave brilliant textiles, memorable art and incredible textures into interiors that light up everyday human experiences.
However, the lessons this self-made woman has learned over 40 years in the demanding industry of professional interior design are equally applicable to many aspects of a working woman’s life, whatever her calling.
Acknowledging the influence of her parents on her eye and professional temperament, the importance of putting a price on hard-won professional expertise, not being taken advantage of as a woman in business, prioritising her health and the culture of her studio and pacing herself so that it doesn't all become overwhelming – all this and more in this fascinating account of a wonderful working life in the decorative arts.
David Prior is the founder of luxury travel club, PRIOR, which launched late last year to great fanfare across the globe. His curiosity and search for "the rare, the real and the wonderful” explains why PRIOR has been an immediate success and why David Prior is in such demand right now.
However, David's meteoric rise to the summit of travel curation was not without its challenges. Ultimately, it was his ability to reconfigure his documentary record of distinctive travel writing and imagery into a business creating experiences for others who liked his particular point of view, which distinguishes his comeback from a devastating career reversal and disappointment.
Now on top of the world, David sits down with Judy for an intimate look at his eventful last decade and his own distinctive unpause.
Virginia Braden is one of Australia’s first artist managers, establishing her firm, Arts Management, in 1979. Representing a wide range of creative talent including opera singers, composers, instrumentalists, lighting designers… the list goes on, Virginia’s calm and sage advice has influenced the development of dozens of professional careers of countless well-known names. In this episode she discusses the sacrifices and effort involved in pursuing a career in the arts, the ramifications of early retirement usually out of an artist’s control and some of the realities facing female performers in particular.
Jodie Gibbens is the founder of leading London executive coach consultancy, Aesara Partners. She works with top executives, both male and female, who are looking to re-think their careers and advises on the total value they bring to their working life, not just their CV. Her practical advice and personal guidance, and her radical views on the workplace gender war makes for a must-listen.
Tim Walker is the Chief Executive and Artistic Director of the London Philharmonic Orchestra. He explains how an intentional pause at a time of intense creative and physical burnout allowed him to explore his inner entrepreneur. It was this entrepreneurial streak that was crucial in landing him one of the top orchestral management jobs in the world. Now he shares his know how and wisdom with soloists, conductors, composers and board members all looking to get to the top or come back from a career reversal and in this episode, he shares his experiences with Judy.
Julie Gibbs was the doyenne of the Australian publishing world when her 11-year-old creation, the Penguin imprint LANTERN, became the sacrificial lamb in a corporate merger. Julie reveals the fallout of that uninvited pause in her career and explains how she has come back stronger than ever from it with a carefully considered reinvention. Julie reveals how she re configured her creative talents and mobilised an incredibly close network of talented professionals emerging at the other end with a new business venture and a renewed zest for being back at work.
Unpaused Founder, Judy Stewart, explains how the seed for the Unpaused project was first planted on International Women’s Day 2011. Renowned journalist and writer Caroline Baum probes Judy about her own pauses and restarts as well as how dramatically the opportunities for professional and corporate women to come back from the career wilderness have improved with the advent of the push for gender equality at work. We hear Judy’s thoughts on how gender equality can be as much an economic opportunity for businesses if they work to retrieve talented women who have taken a career break as it is for the women who are reengaged in the workplace in a meaningful way – that it can be a win-win for both sides.