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Unpaused the Podcast

Unpaused the Podcast

By Judith Stewart
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 Engineers: Lana Kristensen and Jason Millhouse
Research Assistant: Claudia Cameron //
Instagram: @_unpaused Website: www.unpaused.net
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S4, Ep 33 - Michelle May: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
Judy speaks to retired Australian Family Court Justice, Michelle May. Michelle’s is a story with a great twist. She grew up in Brisbane, raised by a professional working mother, unusual for those times, who was a role model and trusted advisor to Michelle.  Michelle recently retired from the bench after a 40-year career - firstly at the Family Court Bar, later as a Queens Counsel in that jurisdiction. At 40 she accepted an appointment as a judge in the Trial Division of the Court and finally stepped up to its Court of Appeal. It was certainly a distinguished career but took a dramatic turn when at 35, she gave birth of triplet daughters – thus the pause.  Michelle knows more than most, having directly observed in the divorce courts what women sometimes do in their personal lives which ultimately has the effect of sabotaging their careers or their lives more generally. // Hosted by Judy Stewart // Produced by Leonie Marsh // Sound Engineers: Lana Kristensen and Jason Millhouse // Research Assistant: Claudia Cameron // Instagram: @_unpaused // Website: www.unpaused.net
35:33
December 4, 2020
S4, Ep 32 - Souad Christina Saied: Journal Your Way to a Valuable Data Bank
Judy chats with marketing expert Souad Christina Saied, about embarking on a new career, her journalling process which has amassed a stack of invaluable data about herself  (not only personally but professionally too) and her experience of racism and discrimination and what she's doing about it. Souad’s journaling habit, the signature exercise of  her practice as a budding life coach, has enabled her to assemble a mountain of self-revelatory intelligence; putting paid to the notion that your memory is your best navigator on the path to self knowledge. Writing every Friday, and reflecting on the ups and downs of the week just past, soon manifested bright threads of valuable intel, unique to her, and so useful for working out next steps.  ⁠ ⁠// Hosted by Judy Stewart // Produced by Leonie Marsh // Sound Engineers: Lana Kristensen and Jason Millhouse // Research Assistant: Claudia Cameron // Instagram: @_unpaused // Website: www.unpaused.net
33:34
November 24, 2020
S4, Ep 31 - Jane Bridge: Board Appointments Demystified
Judy chats with Jane Bridge, Founder of Boardroom Partners. This is the Board intel everyone needs to hear but rarely accesses. For years, Jane ran Boardroom Partners, a board recruitment and advisory firm in Sydney. As a result, she is ideally placed to bear witness to the pitfalls and perils facing the board novice. If you’re considering a shift to a board role, or just wondering how the arcane world of board appointments works, then this is one interview you don't want to miss. It’s full of the wisdom that comes from years of conversations with Chairs and directors in thorny situations, and reassuring common sense, combined. // Hosted by Judy Stewart // Produced by Leonie Marsh // Sound Engineers: Lana Kristensen and Jason Millhouse // Research Assistant: Claudia Cameron // Instagram: @_unpaused // Website: www.unpaused.net
31:29
November 12, 2020
S4, Ep 30 - Emily Brooks: Life Partners - The Most Important Career Decision You Will Ever Make
'Sheryl Sandberg was right: the single most important career decision a woman makes is her choice of life partner. Brooks ignites that conversation for a new generation.' JAMILA RIZVI on The First Move by Emily Brooks  Emily Brooks, author of The First Move (a book about the awakening of the young dating feminist) puts her case for a woman working out her own wants and needs before taking a leap into the world of love, or, equally as I see it in the context of unpausing , into the world of work. Clever, inspiring, practical: Think before you leap.  // Hosted by Judy Stewart // Produced by Leonie Marsh // Sound Engineers: Lana Kristensen and Jason Millhouse // Research Assistant: Claudia Cameron // Instagram: @_unpaused // Website: www.unpaused.net
29:17
September 17, 2020
S3, Ep 29 - Eleanor Roosevelt 2
Famous today as a human rights giant, feminist pathfinder and role model, few have had to overcome the glaring life pauses that Eleanor Roosevelt experienced, to achieve so much. ⁠ Yet most of the active steps she took to "unpause", especially in the critical period after her child-bearing years had come to an end, and her marriage was imperilled, are there to see.  ⁠ ⁠This is the second of two bonus episodes of Unpaused, in which I chart the early life of Eleanor Roosevelt and her awakening as one of the most influential voices of the 20th century. ⁠ // Hosted by Judy Stewart // Produced by Leonie Marsh // Sound Engineer: Lana Kristensen // Research Assistant: Claudia Cameron // Instagram: @_unpaused // Website: www.unpaused.net
06:54
June 25, 2020
S3, Ep 28 - Eleanor Roosevelt
Famous today as a human rights giant, feminist pathfinder and role model, few have had to overcome the glaring life pauses that Eleanor Roosevelt experienced, to achieve so much. ⁠ Yet most of the active steps she took to "unpause", especially in the critical period after her child-bearing years had come to an end, and her marriage was imperilled, are there to see.  ⁠ ⁠In this first of two bonus episodes of Unpaused, I chart the early life of Eleanor Roosevelt and her awakening as one of the most influential voices of the 20th century. ⁠ // Hosted by Judy Stewart // Produced by Leonie Marsh // Sound Engineer: Lana Kristensen // Research Assistant: Claudia Cameron // Instagram: @_unpaused // Website: www.unpaused.net
06:26
June 25, 2020
S3, Ep 27 - Marie Daâge: License to Innovate
After 30 years in business, Parisian Marie Daâge is a model of the truly modern woman. Her eponymous brand of exquisite hand painted dinner porcelain, has endured turndowns, lockdowns and the inevitable ups-and-downs of the economic cycle. Thirty years on, the brand and business prosper: Marie launched her first dedicated store and studio on Paris’ Left Bank in January 2020 and, on the easing of restrictions, has reopened her doors. ⁠ ⁠Somehow, Marie also found the time and wherewithal to raise six children while her business evolved. Five of the six joined their parents at their country retreat north of Paris for the lockdown, where Marie revealed something of the way the family lived and occupied their home via the medium of an iPhone and IGTV.⁠ It's a wonderful tale of generosity and wisdom. // Hosted by Judy Stewart // Produced by Leonie Marsh // Sound Engineer: Lana Kristensen // Research Assistant: Claudia Cameron // Instagram: @_unpaused // Website: www.unpaused.net
36:59
June 10, 2020
S3, Ep 26 - Maggie Beer: Playing the Long Game
Maggie Beer is defined  by many things, not least of which her culinary ambassadorship of the Barossa Valley. Rather than being defined by her age however, she is instead defined by her grit and longevity in an industry that churns through the gifted and talented more than most. While Maggie acknowledges her periods of burnout, she has come back to be bigger and more influential than ever before. I call it playing the long game. At 75, she is both wise and, even in lockdown, hard at work in her home kitchen in Nuriootpa, on IGTV . We are lucky to have her.  // Hosted by Judy Stewart // Produced by Leonie Marsh // Sound Engineer: Lana Kristensen // Research Assistant: Claudia Cameron // Instagram: @_unpaused // Website: www.unpaused.net
31:48
May 28, 2020
S3, Ep 25 - Molly Beck and Carly Valancy: Networking by Numbers
When the working world feels like it's shrinking, it's time to start enlarging your foothold. This week we change direction to give some practical help on how to make your network come to life with small habitual steps you take from your own desk. No gatekeepers to hold you back, no permission needed. Molly Beck and Carly Valancy tell all.⁠ // Hosted by Judy Stewart // Produced by Leonie Marsh // Sound Engineer: Jason Millhouse // Research Assistant: Claudia Cameron // Instagram: @_unpaused // Website: www.unpaused.net
29:21
May 15, 2020
S3, Ep 24 - Deborah Needleman: Reinvented by Hand
Former Editor in Chief of T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Deborah Needleman shares her enchantment with the world of the composed and handmade on Unpaused. It's a timely reflection of how time was once measured: when a basket, woven by hand, was the diary of a person's day. ⁠ // Hosted by Judy Stewart // Produced by Leonie Marsh // Sound Engineer: Lana Kristensen // Research Assistant: Claudia Cameron // Instagram: @_unpaused // Website: www.unpaused.net
36:09
May 4, 2020
S3, Ep 23 - Uplifts: Recap of Fran Kelly and Gillian Nasato
A recap by Judy and Leonie who were both struck by how Fran Kelly and Gillian Nasato seemed to have found exactly the role they were born to do. We've put our thoughts about these two extraordinary women on record in a conversation about what we loved and learned from their two interviews. It's a quick recap of what we thought were the highlights, in our own words, in our own way. We hope you like it. Hosted by Judy Stewart // Produced by Leonie Marsh // Sound Engineer: Jason Millhouse // Research Assistant: Claudia Cameron // Instagram: @_unpaused // Website: www.unpaused.net
07:45
April 14, 2020
S3, Ep 22 - Uplifts: Gillian Nasato - Reassurance From the Frontline
As 2IC of one of Australia's largest hospitals, Gillian Nasato knows a thing or two about adapting on the job to a massive health crisis. She draws on lessons learned at her mother's knee and 30 years of operational experience across multiple medical disciplines, to make sure that hospital staff on the frontline of the COVID 19 pandemic feel safe doing their job. A voice we need to hear more from in this strange and anxious time.⁠ Hosted by Judy Stewart // Produced by Leonie Marsh // Sound Engineer: Jason Millhouse // Research Assistant: Claudia Cameron // Instagram: @_unpaused // Website: www.unpaused.net
16:40
April 13, 2020
S3, Ep 21 - Uplifts: Nadine Ingram - Baking For Comfort But Staying In Business
Easter is to a baker what Christmas is to a pig farmer... it's peak time. The joy of baking, even in a lockdown,  permeates every word of this interview with Nadine Ingram, owner and creator of Flour and Stone, Sydney's beloved petite bakery and salon. Nadine's astute quick-step from purveyor of countertop treats to a takeaway queen of cake, pastry and homespun groceries is evidence that even in difficult times, those who have a Plan B well thought through can keep their business going and create a lot of joy along the way. And that's before she starts talking about what she's cooking. A real Easter treat for the news-weary listener..⁠. Hosted by Judy Stewart // Produced by Leonie Marsh // Sound Engineer: Jason Millhouse // Research Assistant: Claudia Cameron // Instagram: @_unpaused // Website: www.unpaused.net
17:34
April 10, 2020
S3, Ep 20 - Uplifts: Fran Kelly - Mastering the Newsfeed
Fran Kelly, host of ABC RN’s flagship Breakfast program, opens up with Judy about the positives of finding a rhythm, in the maelstrom of news that COVID 19 has brought… If you’re feeling overwhelmed and dispirited by the news, this is a how-to, from one of Australia’s leading media professionals, on coping,  regrouping, and even celebrating a few unexpected wins…⁠ Hosted by Judy Stewart // Produced by Leonie Marsh // Sound Engineer: Jason Millhouse // Research Assistant: Claudia Cameron // Instagram: @_unpaused // Website: www.unpaused.net
14:29
April 7, 2020
S3, Ep 19 - Uplifts: Structure Your Day
Struggling to structure your day? Finding the hours bleeding into one another and that your productive time is shrinking? Judy talks to Leonie about who she turns to for advice on making time for the million and one things you want to make time for every day.⁠ Hosted by Judy Stewart // Produced by Leonie Marsh // Sound Engineer: Jason Millhouse // Research Assistant: Claudia Cameron // Instagram: @_unpaused // Website: www.unpaused.net ⁠ ⁠
12:10
April 6, 2020
S3, Ep 18 - Uplifts: She's Back - Julie Gibbs
You may remember book publisher Julie Gibbs, in Season 1 of the podcast; in fact, she was our very first guest. ⁠Today, we revisit Julie's story, as her pause comes to an end and her new role, as Head Consultant of the Australian Culinary Archive project, is formalised and acclaimed. ⁠Julie's steadfastness to her professional circle, and her regard for the culinary culture of Australia, which she brought so artfully to print for so long, has now brought her full circle. It proves the merit of her advice to us last year... "to maintain your connections, force yourself to get your hair done and put on a dress, even when you least feel like it..." In fact, it was her presence at a serendipitous event that bore no relation to her formal career, that opened a door to this new opportunity. We couldn't be more pleased for her. ⁠ Hosted by Judy Stewart // Produced by Leonie Marsh // Sound Engineer: Jason Millhouse // Research Assistant: Claudia Cameron // Instagram: @_unpaused // Website: www.unpaused.net ⁠ ⁠
11:02
April 1, 2020
S3, Ep 17 - Uplifts: Get Your House in Order
The pandemic has brought Unpaused into the here and now. So today, and in coming weeks Unpaused is changing direction temporarily, to help you focus on the many ways of getting your house in order. With hours to fill at home, there’s good work to be done that will stand you in great stead when the world returns to some sort of normal.  ⁠ ⁠Listen too for practical ways to uplift the spirits and distract you from the relentless cycle of news; good books, great YouTube videos and other creative efforts to help you refocus the way you see the world, for the better.⁠ ⁠Today, a conversation between Judy and Unpaused’s producer, Leonie Marsh on creating structure for the working day at home, impressions of New York and a favourite book that's the perfect read for right now.⁠ //  Hosted by Judy Stewart // Produced by Leonie Marsh // Sound Engineer: Lana Kristensen // Research Assistant: Claudia Cameron //  Instagram: @_unpaused // Website: www.unpaused.net ⁠
16:36
March 24, 2020
S2, Ep 16 - Season Highlights of Eps 9-15
Judy looks back over Season 2; summarising all the gems in each episode in one easy listen. ⁣ Make sure you have a pencil and paper to hand!  www.unpaused.net | Instagram: @_unpaused 
22:23
January 1, 2020
S2, Ep 15 - Ruth Ribeaucourt Part 2: Unpausing via an Antique Ribbon Loom
In this episode you will hear Part 2 of Ruth Ribeaucourt's magical tale.  www.unpaused.net | Instagram: @_unpaused 
35:51
December 25, 2019
S2, Ep 14 - Ruth Ribeaucourt Part 1: Unpausing via an Antique Ribbon Loom
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...  www.unpaused.net | Instagram @_unpaused 
26:09
December 18, 2019
S2, Ep 13 - Olivia Rubie: Real Beauty
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. www.unpaused.net | Instagram: @_unpaused
17:46
December 11, 2019
S2, Ep 12 - Fiona Golfar: Soft Skills
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
43:35
November 27, 2019
S2, Ep 11 - Annabelle Hickson: Building a Body of Work
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
24:19
November 20, 2019
S2, Ep 10 - Marc Blazer: The Investor’s Eye
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
43:13
November 13, 2019
S2, Ep 9 - Skye Gyngell: Staying in the Middle of the Bed
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. www.unpaused.net | Instagram: @_unpaused
40:34
November 6, 2019
S2 Teaser
Unpaused is back for Season 2! Announcing some of our very exciting S2 guests here so stay tuned.  @_unpaused / www.unpaused.net
00:47
September 20, 2019
S1, Ep 8 - Season Highlights of Episodes 1-7
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...⁣ Website www.unpaused.net // Instagram @_unpaused 
24:32
April 11, 2019
S1, Ep 7 - Briony Fitzgerald: Taking the Long View
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.
25:34
March 31, 2019
S1, Ep 6 - David Prior: Reinventing Travel, Reinventing a Career
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.
36:09
March 24, 2019
S1, Ep 5 - Virginia Braden: Confidante for Confidence
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.
29:22
March 17, 2019
S1, Ep 4 - Jodie Gibbens: Professional Perspectives
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. 
33:33
March 6, 2019
S1, Ep 3 - Tim Walker: Creating a Pause on Your Terms
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. 
28:26
March 6, 2019
S1, Ep 2 - Julie Gibbs: The Comeback Queen
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. 
34:59
March 6, 2019
S1, Ep 1 - Press Unpause
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.
26:35
March 6, 2019
Trailer
Sneak preview of Unpaused the Podcast! @_unpaused / www.unpaused.net
00:32
February 26, 2019