We Make It Work

#7: Victoria Doxat | My boobs are famous!

An episode of We Make It Work

By We Make It Work
In each episode, our guests talk about how they work flexibly in hope to empower those who are looking to freelance or just starting out in freelancing.
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#10: Sarah Merry | A recruitment consultant's perspective on flexible working
Sarah shares her drive to set up her own recruitment consultancy business and her passion to find the right candidates for roles and the right roles for the candidates she represents. Sarah gives her view on the flexible work market and company's changing attitudes as well as also sharing tips for those looking for flexible working. If you are interested in working with Sarah, you can find her at https://www.rockpoolrecruitment.co.uk/ or via https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahmerry/ Sarah is absolutely lovely and has offered my listeners free CV reviews, give her a call on 01306 779199 As always, I would love to hear feedback or if you have any comments to add, please leave an audio message at: https://anchor.fm/we-make-it-work/message
June 18, 2019
#9: Natalie Styles | Getting content right for LinkedIn
Natalie Styles is a HR consultant working with charities, start ups and scale up businesses.  Natalie has been working flexibly for almost 3 years. In this week's episode she shares are experiences of LinkedIn and what has worked for her and hasn't. I have recommended Natalie to clients and they have always spoken highly of her so if you are looking for a flexible working HR consultant please do find her on: https://www.linkedin.com/in/natalie-styles-28628b32/ As always, I would love to hear feedback or if you have any comments to add, please leave an audio message at: https://anchor.fm/we-make-it-work/message
June 12, 2019
#8: Al Stevens | UX designer working remotely in France for a UK company
Al is a UX/UI designer and works remotely for Click Travel whose HQ is based in Birmingham. They are a company of around 100 people based in Birmingham and remotely in the UK/Europe, 50 of these are in the product and engineering team.  They offer flexible working i.e. being able to define your own hours as long as the work is done. We discuss the challenge of being part of the team when working remotely and tools used to collaborate and work as part of a team when you are remote. Current vacancies can be found here: https://www.clicktravel.com/careers and if you want to work with Al, the vacancy can be found here: https://www.clicktravel.com/careers#job-296441 Other interesting links: Squiggly Careers Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/squiggly-careers/id1202842065 As always, I would love to hear feedback or if you have any comments to add, please leave an audio message at: https://anchor.fm/we-make-it-work/message
June 4, 2019
#7: Victoria Doxat | My boobs are famous!
(03:38) Victoria is a part-time philosophy teacher and freelance copywriter. In this episode, Victoria shares how she has used her positive attitude to shaping her flexible working week. She has some fantastic tips on how to best use LinkedIn so this podcast is worth listening to. Victoria speaks about going under breast reconstruction following a very rare disease necrotising fasciitis. You can find out more about Victoria at: www.victoriadoxat.com www.jellynightmares.com see show notes on: https://www.digitalseamstress.co.uk/podcast And you can leave voice messages for us here: https://anchor.fm/we-make-it-work/message
May 28, 2019
#6: Frank Sinclair | Own it, box it, move forward
Frank Sinclair is an online personal trainer with over 2,000 clients and 14,700 Instagram followers and his own podcast, Fit With Frank. He works flexibly and his clients are able to access his fitness videos flexibly too. Win win. Frank discusses how he films his video content for his social media channels. In addition, he talks through how relevant his motto, own it, box it, move forward is to everyday life.
May 21, 2019
#5: Jess Williams-Chadwick| Empowering Mothers
Jess discusses her life as a Digital marketer at Rock Salt Consulting, a company she formed with her husband and her super power networking skills. She introduces us to the Hoxby Collective and myself the concept of empowering Mothers in the community. You find Jess at   https://www.rocksalt-consulting.com/ or Instagram: @rocksaltconsulting Other useful links: https://hoxby.com/ National Freelancers Day 2019: https://www.nationalfreelancersday.com/
May 14, 2019
#4: David Pawsey | Using Flexibility of Freelancing to Manage Anxiety
David speaks frankly about his anxiety and how leaving his career as a journalist at the Financial Times to freelance has helped him find work that keeps him balanced. Links to find David: Idavid@deepsocial.co.uk or www.deepsocial.co.uk This Huffington Post blog is a good intro to Allie https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/being-the-first-woman-to-run-100-miles-over-a-frozen-lake-helped-my-mental-health_uk_5aa7f267e4b0e872b4bf42d9 And this is her website http://www.alliebailey.co.uk/alliebruns David wrote me a lovely email after our podcast recording and he wrote: "I now drink occasionally – once a month – but very much have a take it or leave it approach to alcohol, which certainly wasn’t the case before! This is a link to the blog I wrote, One Year No Beer (I initially signed up or a 90 day challenge but ended up going more than a year without drinking). https://www.oneyearnobeer.com/oynb-testimonial-got-first-social-occasions-alcohol-free/ And this is the Bad Boy Running podcast http://badboyrunningpodcast.com/
May 7, 2019
#3: Reshma - My pivot from auditor to Creation Station Franchise Owner
Resh quit her 13 year career in London, which she loved,  to run the Creation Station franchise in Eastbourne in order to spend more time with her daughter.  She discusses her pivot and challenges she faces and her hopes and dreams for the near future.  To find out more about Creation Station Eastbourne, visit: www.thecreationstation.co.uk/reshma Or you can follow her at: https://www.facebook.com/The-Creation-Station-Eastbourne-1670416499739291/ or on Instagram : @creationstationeastbourne
April 30, 2019
#2: Caroline Robertson | Side hustling from people to promoting self-care
Caroline Robertson shares her story of how being a single parent of two young children meant she needed to find flexible work to pay bills but afford her the time she needed to be a mother to  her children. As her children have grown older, her working week has now evolved to working 4 days a week as a HR Consultant and using her remaining time working on her side business of selling skincare products, Roden + Fields. Caroline also shared more information on her group: Help Others Help Themselves. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2210822429238000/ To find out more about Roden + Fields, visit: https://crobertson6.myrandf.biz/au/  To purchase Roden + Fields products from Caroline, please visit: https://crobertson6.myrandf.com/au/  And you can follow Caroline on Instagram using the handle: @carolinerobertson_cr  More show notes can be found at https://digitalseamstress.co.uk/we-make-it-work-podcast/
April 15, 2019
#1: Liane J Butcher | Using voluntary work to change career paths
Liane J Butcher talks about how she rediscovered her work values whilst volunteering in Kurdistan, the effect of war on people, and how she came to incorporate yoga in her working life. We  discuss the challenges of working in two very different industries, and keeping connected to clients, colleagues when working remotely. Liane shares her ideas on how to change careers or move to a completely different industry and how volunteering is a great way to do this. 
April 15, 2019
Trailer - We Make It Work
Please listen to our little intro to explain what this podcast series is about. For each episode, our guests talk about how they work flexibly in hope to empower those who are looking to freelance or just starting out in podcasting.
April 15, 2019
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