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Following a 20-year career in communications, like so many friends, peers and ex-colleagues I found myself working from home 100% of the time. In this series I hear from a range of interesting and diverse voices about their response to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, their health and wellbeing, creativity in adverse times, and our shared hopes for the future.
 
Fans who've followed Brooke Burke-Charvet's career on screen already know that she's as fearless as she is fun. She's poked crocodiles, stared down the Terminator and danced til she literally dropped on camera in series including "Dancing with the Stars," "Celebrity Apprentice," and "Hidden Heroes." She won the coveted mirror ball trophy... but lost a cupcake war. She's been widely admired ... and abruptly fired. She's a fitness coach, an entrepreneur, an actress, an amateur chef, a wife, a ...
 
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PODCAST notes 2mins - January being one of the busiest times of the year for recruiters 3mins - The role of recruiter as therapist, counsellor and advisor - 'has never been a transaction for me' - dealing with human beings and emotions. 5mins - Managing expectations as a recruiter - and the candidate experience 9mins - What is the legacy of 2021 an…
 
Mustafa Tumburi - Bar Manager at 45 Jermyn St. On meeting Mustafa (or ‘Musty’ as he’s known) for the first time, I sit as he makes me a #55 - and I learn that each number corresponds to something to do with the drink..."it's served with a shot of Cachaça, a variant of rum made in Brazil..and 55 is the country code for Brazil." So I kick off with th…
 
INTRO from Sam Bleazard 2mins - My love of LEGO 3mins - Conversations with clients about LEGO mini figures...how to make sure 'everything is awesome'. 5mins - LEGO typewriter 6mins - Blogging for 4 years and going into business for the first time - 9 years ago - while on maternity 9mins30s - Formative experiences in journalism. Straight from Sixth …
 
INTRO 5mins - starting to think about brewing own beer, and starting from the bottom up. 9mins - making the decision to change focus: from Freelancing for drinks brands to brewing 10mins - making the transition from hiring others equipment to creating new drinks independently 13mins - raising the funds and making it work financially 14mins30 - dela…
 
Cathryn Barnard is a partner and co-founder at Working the Future, a consultancy helping business leaders to make sense of the future of work and build easy-to-implement, people-centred, future-proof strategies. With a previous career in workforce planning spanning three decades, and experience of starting and growing her own successful business, C…
 
Intro - Fortnum's hampers for 80s Pop Stars? 3mins - Grandad's piano 4mins - Talk of the Town and Uncle Bill's record collection 6mins - Mum and Dad at home in the 70s. Mum "delivering 5000 children in her time as a midwife in the town of Coatbridge...she brought most of the town into the world". My father sacked Alan McGee! 7mins30s - Playing in b…
 
1min - role as a LinkedIn Changemaker. "LinkedIn have recognised that they can be a platform for good...driving progressive conversation in the new world of work.” 3mins30s - The recruitment landscape in 2022 - advice for candidates now. "More advertised roles than ever before...but the challenge is that the demand and supply isn’t joining up very …
 
Multiple interviews, performance anxiety, psychological tests, nerves and a panel keen to know your back story...but this is not a description of someone applying for a leadership role in the corporate world. This is how Wayne Ellington described the process of going through ITVs The Voice as a contestant - an experience which he enjoyed.…
 
INTRO 0-5mins A definition of emotional intelligence Evolving in groups and the safety of a community setting (and the development of social brains) Managing change and change management 5mins30s Recognising that we have emotions Cognitive behavioural therapy: thought - emotion - action 7mins Getting in touch with ourselves and becoming more emotio…
 
INTRO 1min30s - finding out more about Sproutl, and comparing notes on home gardening 5mins30s - why Mark joined a start-up after a varied successful career 9mins30s - Mark on Inclusion: "Diversity and inclusion isn't just something you do for a week or a year..." 11mins - Background on team Sproutl 14mins - How important is social media? 15mins - …
 
Discussion themes for this episode of Comms from the Shed: A new profession called Internal Communication DIY learning in the spirit of a start-up (and why staying behind the scenes appeals) Being a journalist at heart and the power of editing Interviewing Noam Chomsky on political turmoil Mister Editorial, promotion and the importance of mentors W…
 
Music for this episode was very kindly provided by Gavin Calder - Who Wanna Be In The Band? (Funky Weapon remix), and True Funk soldier (Quiet Storm).By Gavin Calder, Sam Bleazard, Dr Susie Mitchell
 
The Porterhouse with Gregory Porter (hosted from the family kitchen in Bakersfield, California) - is a new show where the two time Grammy winner celebrates food, music, family and giving back. Gregory Porter's first two albums — Water (2010) and Be Good (2012) — both received Grammy nominations. In 2013, he released his Blue Note debut Liquid Spiri…
 
Summary and themes 2mins - Supporting the mental health of pregnant women, and charting how far mental health services have come. 5mins - The mental health of teenagers during Covid-19, dementia support and 5 Ways to Wellbeing 12mins - Local council and mayoral elections - and what these might mean for the provision of services 15mins - Training ho…
 
Career Change special part 2 - themes & chapters 2 mins - thinking about changing career for the first time (Katie Kelleher). 3mins - selling yourself and gaining the confidence to do so. 4mins - the fear of the unknown, sacrifice and being brave enough to make the jump. 5mins - from John Lewis to acting in the West End (Antony Antunes). 7mins - a …
 
Episode chapters 1min - Publishing a book and interviewing in lockdown. 2mins30s - The centre half and their quirks. 4mins30s - Twin loves of football and journalism - keeping it in the family. 6mins30s - Ghosting David Beckham 10mins30s - Gaining respect as a writer and breakthrough moments. 13mins - Premier League football and the response to the…
 
Andrew Macaskill - Career coach, Board advisor and founder of Executive Career Jump - is on a mission to end our job search misery. 1min - the best and worst of Covid-19 and innovation in adversity. 3mins - communities, social media and serving others. 4mins30s - best pieces of career advice and treating the job search like a project. 7mins - endin…
 
From chatting to The Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, about sustainability and the future of jobs, to binge watching MasterChef and Netflix with her young family. We talk about the changing priorities enforced by lockdown living on Yewande Akinola - an award winning female engineer, who shares memories of an inspirational childhood in Niger…
 
Beauty journalist, Brand consultant and former magazine editor Keysha Davis talks to us about community spirit and raising two boys during lockdown, why black hair matters and feeling star-struck by Janet Jackson and Tyler Perry. Show summary 1min – Lockdown living with two young sons at home, and what matters in life. 2mins30s – Unconventional car…
 
Inspired by her grandmother's entrepreneurial spirit in the New York of her youth, Monique has published two books: Divas Doing Business and Get Your Hustle On! She shares her thoughts on career opportunities in 2021, the Tech sector, a Hollywood A-lister mentor, and balancing the demands of corporate America while running your own business in a ti…
 
Ladies fashion, womenswear - Jo Hooper has got the t-shirt. Having already worked with some of the UKs most famous high street brands, she wasn't content to rest on her laurels. Two years ago she founded NRBY, whose 'one-mile wear' caught the imagination of women working from home. We bring Jo's story up to date, but also look back on her early yea…
 
What is the future of the arts, live and virtual events? We put this question to Dr Kirsty Fairclough of Manchester's Metropolitan University. In a wide-ranging interview she also discusses the School of Digital Arts in Manchester, Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights, the legacy of 'Mad Men', plus backstage and concert memories of Beyonce, Nile Rodgers and …
 
We talk to Drew McMillan, leader of the global Colleague Communication & Culture function at British Airways - about the Covid-19 response of the world's favourite airline, pride in their people, what the future holds for travellers, and an early career in Glaswegian coffee... Introduction from Sam Bleazard 1mins15secs - Initial reaction to the pan…
 
Today, Brooke is joined in-studio by The Flexible Chef – Nealy Fischer. Nealy is a wellness expert, chef and yoga instructor – that’s where the flexible comes in. She is also a mother of four. The family divides their time between Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Israel and sticking to a healthy lifestyle can be challenging for anyone who has to do a lot…
 
Today, Brooke talks to best-selling author Jancee Dunn about her book, “How to Not Hate Your Husband After Kids.” Jancee is the author of 5 books and her writing has been featured in “Rolling Stone,” “Vogue,” “O Magazine,” “GQ” and “The New York Times.”Jancee shares her own personal story about realizing after the birth of her child that she and he…
 
Let’s talk about Sex! This week, Dr. Emily Morse joins Brooke to give us the sex talk we all need. Brooke and Emily start the conversation at an all-women “sex party” thrown by Brooke’s friend and go for a deep dive from there. How to talk about sex with your partner even when you’re uncomfortable, re-starting you sex life after years of marriage, …
 
It’s time for sex and drugs and…parenting questions. Dr. Drew, a board-certified physician and one of America’s foremost addiction medicine specialists is here to get into a host of issues surrounding raising kids (and 20-somethings), how to talk to them about drugs and sex, digital safety, college admissions, setting boundaries and other important…
 
On this new episode of The Naked Mom, author, TV writer and matchmaker Tracy McMillan (“I Love You But I’m Leaving You Anyway,” “Why You’re Not Married Yet”) joins Brooke to answer your love and relationship questions. This show is a Naked Mom milestone because Tracy is our first repeat guest. We had to do it because she’s just that good.Tracy also…
 
You may want to have a glass of wine or a bar of chocolate handy when you listen to today’s episode of The Naked Mom. Brooke welcomes her friends Kristen Brady and Melanie Lekkos to her Santa Monica woman-cave to dive head first into a subject that effects us all – directly or indirectly – one way or another: PMS.How do you know you’re in it? What …
 
It’s time for some seriously personal girl talk on this week’s Naked Mom Podcast. Brooke welcomes two of her best friends from Malibu – Stephanie Rocca and “Ruth” who both share deeply personal stories about their family lives and other issues women deal with every day. Stephanie’s story centers around every parent’s greatest fear – a life-changing…
 
This week, Brooke welcomes celebrity fitness trainer, working mom and best-selling author Autumn Calabrese. Autumn exploded to notoriety with her 21-Day Fix program and has gone on to have her own cooking show called “Fixate” and best-selling cookbook of the same name. Autumn and Brooke cover a lot of territory in this episode, including how she we…
 
The warm and hilarious Carnie Wilson joins Brooke on this week’s episode to talk all about the giant business undertaking she’s in the process of launching – Love Bites. Carnie’s passion for cooking in general and baking in particular is infectious and has taken her places she never could have predicted. Brooke and Carnie became friends through the…
 
Have you ever wanted to hear from some of the most respected cosmetic surgeons in Beverly Hills?Brooke continues her look into “Beauty Deconstructed” by getting the perspectives of a uniquely qualified group of professionals at the innovative Roxbury Institute in Beverly Hills, CA. She talks with the Institute’s founder, Dr. David Amron, surgical s…
 
This week, Brooke talks to her “Glamily” – the Hollywood hair, makeup and wardrobe styling experts that keep her looking great for the cameras. They get into the practical and personal side of creating the Hollywood glamor illusion, but the vibe is more like a casual conversation with friends.First hair stylist, Chris Dylan and wardrobe stylist Isa…
 
Brooke welcomes undefeated boxing champion, TV personality, podcaster, author, devoted home chef, wife and powerhouse of a mother Laila Ali to the studio. Laila and Brooke cover a lot of territory including becoming friends on the set of Celebrity Apprentice, the unglamorous side of what goes on backstage at Dancing With the Stars, Laila’s other ch…
 
Brooke welcomes Soul Cycle Master Instructor, founder of A.M.D.I.O Method and 5-time All-American and professional sprinter Angela Davis to the studio to talk about their shared passion for fitness and wellness. Angela talks about the connection between spiritual and mental wellness with the physical work in the gym. Change happens from the inside …
 
Brooke welcomes American Ninja Warrior and Home and Family host Matt Iseman to the studio. They discuss their time on Celebrity Apprentice – and how Matt beat Brooke out to become the champion, raising a ton of money in the process for the Arthritis Foundation. They also cover the emotional journey that led Matt to abandon a burgeoning career as a …
 
Best-selling author, TV writer and matchmaker Tracy McMillan joins Brooke for her first podcast episode. Tracy is the author of “Why You’re Not Married…Yet,” “I Love You, But I’m Leaving You Anyway,” and her new novel, “Multiple Listings.” Brooke and Tracy cover Tracy’s journey from her start in TV news to the Huffington Post post that brought her …
 
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