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A podcast for working parents presented by Lori Mihalich-Levin, JD, founder of Mindful Return, and Jason Levin, MBA, founder of Ready Set Launch, exploring work-life integration in all different roles, industries, and professions. Techniques for parents in dealing with everything from sleep deprivation and managing work-life issues, to help you excel at work while also raising your family.
 
Are you ready to drink less and change your relationship with alcohol forever? Successful women everywhere are drinking more alcohol more frequently. Society tells us that drinking is a normal way to handle stress and anxiety and is a fun, easy way to reward ourselves at the end of a long day. But drinking too much keeps us from living the healthy, connected, joyful life we really want. Every day Dr. Sherry Price helps women transform their desire to drink with simple, powerful, cognitive-ba ...
 
Big Careers Small Children helps ambitious parents progress careers they love whilst being present with their children. Through honest and informal conversation, senior leaders divulge what they have learnt on their own journey of combining big careers with young children to our host Verena Hefti MBE. Expect lots of aha moments, inspiration, fresh ideas, and practical support, so you can move forward in your career in a way that works for you and your family.This podcast is hosted by our soc ...
 
Birds In A Tree features stories about parenting. Topics include family, birth, adoption, fostering, autism, military, stepchildren, loss, addiction, ADHD, politics and everything in between. We focus on the good, the bad, the hard and the glorious. Through each story, we hope to find the bond and similarities that we all share.
 
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It’s so difficult to stay consistent when we live in a culture where alcohol is everywhere. We feel like we should just follow the crowd. However, the crowd isn’t living your life, and they don’t have the same goals as you do. So tune in this week as I share seven principles for being a mindful drinker, taking back control, showing up for yourself …
 
How can you juggle your senior career when your children are born prematurely? Our guest this week is Lucy McAuliffe, Stations and Security Director at Network Rail and parent to 5-year-old twins and a 16-month toddler. Lucy and her wife's twins arrived 8 weeks earlier than planned, not long after Lucy had started a new senior position. She shares:…
 
We often see overdrinking as a problem we need to work on. But did you know that drinking isn’t the real problem? Whether you struggle with overdrinking, overeating, overspending, or overdoing anything else, these are all responses to triggers in your life. Tune in this week to discover what’s triggering you so you can become a woman who can take i…
 
"We’ve been working with NHS England who last year made a huge policy shift in the NHS to make flexible working a day one employment right and to make roles flexible by default." Joining us for the 100th episode of Big Careers, Small Children is change-maker Kate Jarman, co-founder of Flex NHS and Director of Corporate Affairs at Milton Keynes Univ…
 
A special update for any listeners working in the NHS. Too often, parents feel they must choose between an ambitious career and enjoying their young children. As part of the 6-month Leaders Plus NHS Foundation Fellowship, you get expert career development support, group coaching, a supportive network of peers and practical support to overcome work/…
 
What if being lucky wasn’t just by chance but a skill that you could master? Our guest this week is Dr. Christian Busch, the best-selling author of Connect the Dots: The Art and Science of Creating Good Luck and a Professor at New York University. Christian has spent years exploring the connection between chance encounters and new professional oppo…
 
So many people want to transform their relationship with alcohol, but they’re waiting for motivation. What do you do when motivation doesn’t come magically in the air from fairy dust? Does that mean you’re going to overdrink for the rest of your life? Well, not when you can implement my motivation formula which you'll hear all about in this episode…
 
What are you committed to? If you are drinking every night, no matter how much you want to stop, you are committed to drinking every night. So, it’s time to tune in and take a real look at what you are committed to and the results those commitments are creating in your life. This week, learn how to do this and re-focus your commitments to things th…
 
How can you secure an internal promotion without working all hours and putting your hand up for every task? Our guest today is Nadia Bunyan, HR Director at Global Witness, an international NGO that works to break the links between natural resource exploitation, conflict, poverty, corruption, and human rights abuses worldwide. Nadia shares fantastic…
 
In this episode of Parents at Work, Lori Mihalich-Levin and Jason Levin talk to another amazing dad who is a professional in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI)! Juan Otero serves as Senior Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Comcast Corporation, where he leads DE&I initiatives across Comcast NBC Universal, focusing specificall…
 
It's the end of summer and, for many of us, time to break up with the bad habits formed while living our best lives the past couple of months. Maybe you got used to an extra glass or two of wine in the evenings, or you’ve been overeating habitually. Whatever it is for you, I’m helping you see the habits you’ve formed that are no longer serving you,…
 
Many listeners have told us that guilt is a challenge you're struggling with, particularly working parent guilt. This week on Big Careers, Small Children we are revisiting some of the best tips shared by our previous guests around guilt and learning to let it go. Featured: Wendy Merricks, CEO Jumar (Series 6, Episode 91) Michelle Mitchell OBE, CEO …
 
What does it mean to be a compassionate leader and how can it benefit organisations? Kami Norland is a national and international speaker, facilitator and CEO of Integrative Re-Sources. In this episode, we chat about compassionate leadership and how it’s not only possible but essential to create compassionate organisations. Kami reminds us that we …
 
Lori Mihalich-Levin and Jason Levin are back with the second of their series of episodes featuring moms and dads who are diversity, equity, and inclusion professionals. In this episode of Parents at Work, Lori and Jason are excited to talk to the fabulous dad, Ken Imo! Ken Imo is the Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion for Adobe. He is an accomp…
 
This week, we’re tackling the third form of drinking that women tend to relate to: habitual drinking. If you’re still drinking but there doesn’t seem to be an emotion or a circumstance behind it, the chances are that drinking has become habitual for you, so tune in to start finding the solution. Get full show notes and more information here: https:…
 
Ever felt like you're not living up to your full potential and wished you could change your career? Karen Squires is an A&E Consultant at the Aintree University Hospital in Liverpool, but her career actually started in hairdressing. After re-evaluating her life in her mid-20s and feeling that she wasn't reaching her true potential, Karen made the b…
 
Today, we’re diving into another reason I’m often given for why people drink: situational drinking. Whether you’re drinking because you’re unhappy in your marriage, having difficulty in your dynamic with your children, or experiencing stress in your job, I invite you to tune in this week to discover the real impact of your situational drinking, and…
 
Not everyone is in a relationship but those that are can spend a considerable amount of time trying to negotiate two big careers alongside raising young children and the commitments this entails. This week on Big Careers, Small Children we are revisiting some of the best advice previous guests have shared around making dual career couples work. Fea…
 
There are low-level energy emotions that, as a society, we’ve labeled as negative. They don’t feel good in our bodies, and we don’t want to feel them, which leads so many women to alcohol. But when you’re drinking to process your negative emotions, you will never learn how to do it any other way. This is where a dependency on alcohol comes from, an…
 
Today's guest knows a thing or two about working under huge pressure after being headhunted by Wockhardt UK to direct the development of the manufacturing process and facility to produce the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine. Alice Kan is the Pharmaceutical Director at Kan Do Ventures and one of the UK's Top 50 Women in Engineering. In this episode, Ali…
 
Are you confident sharing your authentic self at work? Including being open about having children? Nicky Kendrick is Head of Own at Ford Motor Company and was able to successfully negotiate a job share at a senior level. In this episode of Big Careers, Small Children Nicky shares why it's important for her to lead by example and role model being a …
 
Did you know that experts agree that addiction is a brain disorder, not a personality issue? By identifying as someone with an addictive personality, you’re doing yourself a disservice and making drinking less a lot more difficult. Learn how to leave your identity as someone with an addictive personality in the past, and choose control instead. Get…
 
"Children are not going to come to any harm because you work full time," says our guest today Wendy Merricks. Wendy is the CEO and Founder of Jumar, a group of companies in the IT sector and a Senior Leader Mentor on the Leaders Plus Fellowship Programme. Growing up in inner-city Birmingham in a working-class family, Wendy has worked hard to get to…
 
If you’re not sure how to listen to your body to discover what it needs, this episode is for you. As women, we are very intuitive, picking up on our spouse’s and our children’s needs. However, we often struggle to tap into what we need. If we overdrink, it becomes impossible. So, it’s time to fix that disconnect and start tuning into what your brai…
 
Can you work as a senior leader in a fast-paced industry like banking and set boundaries around your working hours? Our guest today is proof you can. Guy Duncan Neale is Head of Global Internal Audit Transformation at HSBC and leads a team of international senior internal auditors within the bank. Following a cancer diagnosis, Guy reflected on the …
 
After we’ve been through a toxic event in our lives or find ourselves managing a toxic relationship, it feels easy to turn to wine in an effort to soothe that discomfort. However, it’s time to break that cycle. So, tune in this week to discover my three-step process for disentangling the toxicity going on around you, without turning to alcohol to c…
 
Do you ever feel overwhelmed by your conflicting priorities? Our guest today is Suzy Reading, a Chartered Psychologist, author and specialist in self care and well being. Suzy knows the science behind well being and shares how, as busy working parents, we can look after ourselves when under pressure without feeling like it's something else we need …
 
I’ve been speaking to women all over the world lately who have one thing in common: they’re worried. High interest rates, the threat of a recession, a war going on, it’s all incredibly stressful. For so many people, this stress leads to drinking and then overdrinking. Turning to alcohol will never help you transform your stress, but this week’s epi…
 
Do you ever worry about changing priorities during your career? Our guest today is Dr. Christina Venzin, a Senior Doctor, Coach and Gender Equality Change Maker. Christina makes no secret of the fact that when she first had children she thought her career would have to totally change. What she in fact discovered was that it's absolutely okay to evo…
 
Big Careers Small Children helps ambitious parents progress careers they love whilst being present with their children. Through honest and informal conversation, senior leaders divulge what they have learnt on their own journey of combining big careers with young children to our host Verena Hefti MBE. Expect lots of aha moments, inspiration, fresh …
 
So many women are constantly thinking about when they want to drink, when they don’t want to, and how much they think they should drink, and it’s exhausting. Tune in this week to find out why this is such a common problem, and how to see what’s holding you back, so you can stop wrestling with your drinking. Get full show notes and more information …
 
Lori Mihalich-Levin and Jason Levin are back with their tradition of interviewing moms and dads in specific industries, sectors, or roles. In this series, they will be interviewing moms and dads who are diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) professionals. Today Lori and Jason are excited to interview two amazing moms, Kamillah Knight and Jaya Saxe…
 
Do you ever struggle with saying no at work? Our guest today is Laurie Weingart, Professor of Organisational Behaviour at Carnegie Mellon University and Co-Author of the brilliant book No Club: Putting a Stop to Women’s Dead-End Work, she is an expert at saying no. The No Club has a fascinating back story. It began when Laurie and a group of friend…
 
'Dadvocate' Ian Dinwiddy is the founder of Inspiring Dads, a platform designed to help dads balance the complexities of modern life and fatherhood. Management Consultant Ian and his partner Lisa (a lawyer) have made what some might view as bold decisions regarding their parenting setup. When their daughter Freya was born they took the decision that…
 
Steph Douglas is the inspirational Founder and CEO of the gifting company Don't Buy Her Flowers. Steph launched her business in 2014 after having her first baby and being inundated with bouquets. She joins Verena to talk candidly about growing a successful business, raising her family and challenging expectations, including at home. The conversatio…
 
As human beings, we tend to overdrink or overindulge when we’re not living in pursuit of something valuable or meaningful. So, how do we start living a meaningful life where we pursue the things that truly matter? Tune in this week to find out. Get full show notes and more information here: https://drinklesslifestyle.com/87…
 
Our guest today is Lauren Seager-Smith FRSA, CEO of the bullying prevention charity Kidscape and a Mentor on the Leaders Plus Fellowship Programme. Lauren is one of a small but growing number of CEOs with younger children and she shares her experience of working in a senior position whilst juggling the reality of small kids. She has many years of e…
 
When you drink, do you tell yourself you're weak? Do you think that your willpower isn’t strong enough? This kind of self-talk is just perpetuating a cycle of suffering that in turn makes you want to escape. So, tune in this week to discover the steps you can start taking right now to end the suffering. Get full show notes and more information here…
 
Joining us today is Leaders Plus Fellow Amy Gibbs. Amy is CEO of Birthrights, a powerful charity championing human rights in childbirth. Working part-time in a senior role is (sadly) still an exception and not the norm and Amy describes her journey to becoming a CEO and taking the top position, including how she makes her role work 4 days a week. A…
 
Lori Mihalich-Levin and Jason Levin continue with their two-part series on an issue that working parents in all careers, roles, and industries struggle with: how household labor gets divided. In the second part of this series, Lori and Jason are excited to have an amazing dad, Sergio Rosario, joining them to carry on the conversation about the impo…
 
In this episode, Lori Mihalich-Levin and Jason Levin took a detour from their usual pattern of interviewing moms and dads in different industries and sectors to discuss an issue that all working parents struggle with - how household labor gets divided. They have created a two-part series of special guests to dive into this important, juicy, and emo…
 
Whether you’re trying to drink less, eat healthier, or exercise more, changing your behavior is about more than just setting a goal. Having an approach-based mentality versus an avoidance-based mindset is key, so listen in this week to start making the shifts you need to achieve your goal. Get full show notes and more information here: https://drin…
 
Our guest today is Carlotta Negri di Sanfront, Chief Product and Design Officer for giffgaff, the mobile network run by its members. Carlotta is wonderfully honest about her experience of starting a family at the peak of her career and talks openly about deciding to go for the role of Chief Product and Design Officer whilst 8 months pregnant. Our d…
 
Lori Mihalich-Levin and Jason Levin continue with their tradition of interviewing moms and dads in different industries and sectors. In this episode of Parents at Work, Lori and Jason focus on the narrow yet important niche of dads in executive search and interview the dynamic dads, Julian Ha and Patrick Gray! Julian has been an Executive Search Co…
 
One thing that is guaranteed for all of us humans is that we’ll experience hardships. Being resilient enables you to pick yourself up and keep going even when it’s hard. Tune in this week to discover why resilience is a required skill for living a fulfilling, powerful life. Get full show notes and more information here: https://drinklesslifestyle.c…
 
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