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MindStyling for Entrepreneurs showcases leaders who aren’t afraid to push the boundaries. We join hosts Dr Becky Sage and Amy Armstrong as they interview a diverse range of entrepreneurs who’ve cut their own path to success. Our top-tips episodes will distill some of the techniques that people running their own businesses use to get through the challenges and celebrate the successes in a healthy and sustainable way. We give you the tools to start "MindStyling" for yourself, we invite you to subscribe and try out our MindStyling tools as you build a successful future, whatever that means for you. Finalists in the BBC Radio 5 live, Rachael Bland Podcast Award and Creative Impact Awards

MindStyling for Entrepreneurs showcases leaders who aren’t afraid to push the boundaries. We join hosts Dr Becky Sage and Amy Armstrong as they interview a diverse range of entrepreneurs who’ve cut their own path to success. Our top-tips episodes will distill some of the techniques that people running their own businesses use to get through the challenges and celebrate the successes in a healthy and sustainable way. We give you the tools to start "MindStyling" for yourself, we invite you to subscribe and try out our MindStyling tools as you build a successful future, whatever that means for you. Finalists in the BBC Radio 5 live, Rachael Bland Podcast Award and Creative Impact Awards

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United Kingdom

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MindStyling for Entrepreneurs showcases leaders who aren’t afraid to push the boundaries. We join hosts Dr Becky Sage and Amy Armstrong as they interview a diverse range of entrepreneurs who’ve cut their own path to success. Our top-tips episodes will distill some of the techniques that people running their own businesses use to get through the challenges and celebrate the successes in a healthy and sustainable way. We give you the tools to start "MindStyling" for yourself, we invite you to subscribe and try out our MindStyling tools as you build a successful future, whatever that means for you. Finalists in the BBC Radio 5 live, Rachael Bland Podcast Award and Creative Impact Awards

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English


Episodes

Kerstyn and Suzi's top tip: Don’t kitchen-sink: keep it simple. Start with the problem - it's all about that.

7/29/2021
In today's Top Tips episode, Amy and Becky reflect on Kerstyn and Suzi's warning: "Don't kitchen-sink it: keep it simple. It's all about the problem." We muse how easy it is as entrepreneurs and instinctive innovators, to try to do everything, and be everything, to everybody. Instead we think about: Amy asks, when you say yes to one idea, what are you saying no to? The 3 P’s can help you refine your focus and clarity on how to organise your resources: Finally, Becky flags the importance...

Duration:00:19:13

Kerstyn Comley & Suzi Godson: MeeToo makes it easy to talk about difficult things

7/21/2021
Kerstyn Comley PhD and Suzi Godson, soon to be PhD are co-founders of MeeToo, an app that allows people to talk anonymously about difficult things with other people of a similar age or experience. The MeeToo mission is to provide mental help to everyone, everywhere by delivering pre-moderated, anonymous digital peer support which is effective, accessible, cheap, safe and scalable. Co-CEO Suzi Godson has been The Times sex and relationships columnist for 16 years and her books have been...

Duration:01:00:34

Heather's Top Tip: Hire really good people

7/16/2021
In this episode Becky and Amy reflect on the criticality of Heather Lyons' Top Tip: "Hire really good people." No business leader would dispute the value of this; for founders, great hires are particularly important. We muse on the common pitfalls around hiring for start ups. We emphasise the value of hire slow and fire fast: obligedWe would love to hear about your experiences with hiring. Please connect with us on Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter using the links below; and...

Duration:00:14:37

Heather Lyons: Because these are such unprecedented times, this was an amazing opportunity to get some feedback

7/11/2021
Heather Lyons is the co-founder of Blue Shift Coding, a company on a mission to empower young people to be more than tech consumers, to be digital creators! Heather originally trained as an architect, but had always worked in technology as a user experience (UX) designer. In 2013, Heather was approached by some mums who were keen for their children to learn to code. Heather had been teaching computer-based design at university level in London and had children of my own. She was also...

Duration:01:08:06

Kate Dimbleby's Top Tip: Ask yourself questions because you'll find some really interesting answers. Ask is that true?

7/2/2021
In this week's Top Tips episode, Becky and Amy celebrate Kate Dimbleby's Top Tip: "Ask yourself questions. Keep talking to yourself because you'll find some really interesting answers. Ask is that true?" As business leaders, an ability to step back and understand the context within which we are making decisions is invaluable for our personal and business' growth. Reflective Practice gives us the tools to gain perspective. We ponder how to reflect effectively: We discuss Rolfe's simple...

Duration:00:17:26

Kate Dimbleby: It's about the creative process - that is what's driving it

6/25/2021
Kate Dimbleby, co-founder of Stornaway.io has been working for 25 years as a producer, performer, singer, songwriter, teacher and facilitator. She has recorded 6 albums and has toured the world with theatrical music shows, working with world-class musicians, writers and other artists to tell stories about women's voices. Kate has developed a structure for writing and developing her ideas to allow for maximum creative freedom and flexibility particularly live on stage. This has informed...

Duration:01:09:31

Alison's Top Tip: Add "in your opinion" to any advice you are given. It is not a fact. You get to collate these opinions and decide what to do with them.

6/17/2021
In this week's Top Tip episode, Becky and Amy reflect on Alison Wood's Top Tip to add "in your opinion" to any advice you are given. She urges us to remember opinions are not facts. You get to collate opinions and decide what to do with them. Becky and Amy reflect on: We enjoy the idea of experimenting with the house-rule of 'one in, one out,' to help remind us to be mindful of which advice we take on and allow to influence the direction of our business. What's your approach to protecting...

Duration:00:15:13

Sam's Top Tip: Don't ever underestimate your unique perspective. If you're lucky enough to have an idea, don't let it go. Give it a go.

6/10/2021
In today's episode, Amy and Becky reflect on Sam Woodham's top tip, to never underestimate your unique perspective. "If you're lucky enough to have an idea, don't let it go. Give it a go." We discuss the challenges of how to stick with an idea, and persist against the odds as you transform it from just a niggle in your head into a service or product that people love and want to buy. As an entrepreneur doing something not done before, in a way not done before, validation is unlikely to come...

Duration:00:17:04

Alison Wood: School girls were exchanging sex for sanitary products

6/9/2021
Alison Wood is the founder of Lilypads, a social venture which aims to ensure menstruation is not a barrier to education through the sale of affordable reusable sanitary pads and provision of menstrual health education. She created Lilypads after learning that schoolgirls in Kenya were exchanging sex for sanitary pads, to remain in education. Through an innovative business model Lilypads subsidises their work internationally through the sale of a pad in the UK, this enables them to support...

Duration:01:12:11

Samantha Woodham, The Divorce Surgery - I never liked conflict for conflict's sake. Deep in my core I felt there had to be something better.

5/26/2021
Samantha Woodham is an award winning family law barrister. With Harry Gates she co-founded The Divorce Surgery, which turns the traditional model of bitter adversarial legal proceedings on its head. Their unique model offers one lawyer for one couple, at a fixed fee many, many times lower than the average cost of legal proceedings. The Divorce Surgery has won a raft of awards as a result including Winner of the Financial Times Intelligent Business award, The Lawyer Awards for Best client...

Duration:00:40:02

Deborah’s Top Tip: Do not assume where you are is where you should be - consider doubling or tripling your day rate at least!

5/20/2021
In her interview with MindStyling, Deborah Coughlin, founder of Method X gives a rallying call to women, challenging us all to value ourselves professionally at a higher rate. In this episode, Amy and Becky recognise the gender pay gap is as critical an issue for entrepreneurs as it is for large corporate employees: ResearchstudyWe reflect on the importance of a positive, empowered money mindset for entrepreneurs. Looking at how limiting beliefs ingrained from birth can hold us back, and...

Duration:00:27:53

Deborah Coughlin - There is tonnes of money out there - people are looking for great ideas that have data to back them up

5/15/2021
Deborah Coughlin is the founder of Method X, an organisation that is creating scalable prevention of poor mental health for the mass market. Her mission is to democratise good mental health, and end the mental health poverty gap. Deborah is a creative innovator and entrepreneur who often subverts the usual way we look at things. She's a creator of stories, products, communities, and business. They're all designed to empower. In addition to everything else she's done, Deborah has presented...

Duration:01:02:25

Helena's Top Tip: There is no silver bullet - it's all about consistent force in one direction

5/5/2021
Helena's Top Tip is that there is no silver bullet out there. Rather success is all about consistent force in one direction. In today's episode, Amy and Becky reflect on the importance of this insight, and how: We invite listeners to reflect on their personal or business' flywheel. What are your drivers of momentum and how do they work together? Amy adds in the powerful questions from the playbook set out by Patrick Lencioni in 'The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything...

Duration:00:22:32

Helena Hills Part 2: We felt suffocated

5/4/2021
In the second part of our interview with Helena Hills from TrueStart Coffee. We dug deep into how the TrueStart team invested every penny they had to rebrand and ensure that the visual representation of the brand was truly reflective of the values, vision and energy that they wanted to convey. This unleashed a whole new trajectory for TrueStart and the team. About MindStyling Sign up for the MindStyling Newsletter: https://mindstyling.group/sign-up/ Instagram:...

Duration:00:40:25

Helena Hills Part 1: It’s never been more important to drive positive energy and emotion

4/30/2021
Helena Hills is the founder of True Start Coffee, we talked about so much that we decided to split this episode in two..... Next episode coming soon. In this episode we focused on the value of positive energy and ADHD. In part two we discuss rebranding and learning as you go when you build a business from scratch. TrueStart is feel-good coffee that exists to spread massive positive energy It is a Multi-award-winning challenger coffee masterbrand with vibrant, clean, healthy coffee for...

Duration:00:34:19

Keri's Top Tips: Do what comes from the heart and do it well - and remember, you are not your circumstance

4/25/2021
This week, Amy and Becky sit down to share stories and ponder on the challenges and wonders of finding and doing what comes from the heart. First though, we start with the complexities behind Keri's rallying cry - 'you are not your circumstances.' We reflect that: Becky invites Amy to reflect on her career journey to find purpose, from advertising, to television, to adult education and EdTech, to her current eleven year preoccupation with 'what helps humans shine?' Purpose can be found in...

Duration:00:34:33

Keri Andriana: I could just design to my heart's content

4/22/2021
Keri Andriana is a multi award winning handbag designer, CEO & Founder of UK affordable luxury handbag brand Amschela. Following the loss of her 15 year legal career, Keri also experienced a relationship breakdown which resulted in the loss of her family home. Homeless, with two children the brand was created as Keri pondered on what to do next. Since launching in 2017 the brand has become a celebrity favourite and has appeared at London Fashion Week to The BAFTAs, and has caught the eye of...

Duration:01:10:58

Mel's Top Tip: Seek laser focus

4/18/2021
Do you have laser focus? This is Mel Rodrigues’ Top Tip for listeners. In this episode, Amy and Becky consider the value of focus at a macro and a micro level in business, and how neither is necessarily easy to achieve. Sometimes it’s not even appropriate. Perhaps you at the early stage of a start-up where your very focus is on defining your focus! We discuss the challenge of remaining on topic during team meetings, when ideas can come thick and fast. ResearchHow you manage to achieve...

Duration:00:26:00

Mel Rodrigues: You pick up so much by being on the journey, so don’t be afraid of going on the journey

4/16/2021
Mel Rodrigues is Founder and Creative Director of Gritty Talent – a Bristol based company designing inclusive technology for the TV and Film sector to help bridge its talent gaps. Gritty Talent is a Bristol based start-up, designing smart, inclusive technology for the TV and Film sector to help bridge its talent gaps. The free app will be available to download by aspiring talent from late March 2021, and the industry will be able to use it to find exciting and diverse new talent from May...

Duration:01:09:25

Heidi's Top Tip: Asking for help will grow your business

4/14/2021
In today’s episode, Amy and Becky reflect on this week's Top Tip from Heidi Gardner: Ask for help - it is what will grow your business. This week, we decided we'd turn this into an action, and posed ourselves the very specific question: “What can we ask for help with to maximise growth and impact?” In our conversation about our conclusions for MindStyling, we talk about: We concluded that it is our listeners who we would most value help from at this stage. We would love to know from you...

Duration:00:15:03