Episode 149: Will I be able to afford to retire? How to plan for a financially secure retirement (even if it’s years away) – with Pete Matthew of Meaningful Money

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Retirement might seem like a long way off but, with the state pension age rising, the earlier you start taking action to save for your retirement the more likely you are to set yourself up for a financially secure future. Chartered Financial Planner Pete Matthew explains what’s involved in retirement planning, when’s the best time to start planning for retirement and what to do if you feel like you’ve left it too late. He talks about what retirement might look like, how much money you need for retirement and the best places to put your money for retirement. (more…)
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Episode 148: What’s your unique selling proposition? – with Kyle Elliott of Kyle Elliott Consulting

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What makes you unique?  It’s a common interview question, but how can you answer it?  And how do you find out what makes you unique to begin with? Career and interview coach Dr. Kyle Elliott explains what a unique selling proposition is, why it’s so important and how to find what makes you unique. Using host Jeremy Cline as a guinea pig, Kyle demonstrates an exercise you can try yourself to find your own unique selling proposition.  He also talks about the different ways you can sell yourself in your CV, how to express to an employer what your unique selling points are and techniques you can use to stand out amongst hundreds of other applicants. (more…)
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Episode 147: Changing career and starting all over again – with Viviane Freitas

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Giving up a job that you’ve worked hard to get is a scary prospect, especially if it means starting a new career at the bottom of the ladder, but this week’s guest did exactly that. Viviane Freitas was a qualified architect before she realised that she had to change career for the sake of her happiness and mental well-being.  She explains how she found a career that was right for her, what first steps she took to transition into a new industry and how she overcame the fear of starting her career from scratch. She talks about the problems working in the wrong career brings, how she knew it was time to make a change and how coaching helped her along her career-changing journey. (more…)
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Episode 146: Buying a franchise and starting a business without starting from scratch – with Amie-Jo Buckland of Time For You Domestic Cleaning

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What if you could start a business which you already knew would work?  A business that already has demand, already has customers and already has all the policies, procedures and processes laid out for you?  Welcome to the world of franchising. “Time For You” franchise owner Amie-Jo Buckland explains the process of starting a business by buying a franchise, the costs involved and how much freedom you get as a franchise owner. She talks about the relationship between franchise owner and franchisor, the benefits of buying a franchise rather than starting a business from scratch and the challenges you might face along the way. (more…)
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Episode 145: How to optimise your brain and improve your performance – with Dr. Mary Rensel of Brain Ops Group

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Does your brain ever wander, you get distracted and find it hard to concentrate on the work in front of you?  We’d all like to perform better but what can you do to improve your brain function to allow this? Neurologist and neuro immunologist Dr. Mary Rensel explains the importance of brain health, how it affects every aspect of your life and some of the ways you can optimise your brain and performance. She talks about the different lifestyle changes that affect brain performance, the practice and value of emotional processing and the first steps to improving your brain health. (more…)
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Episode 144: Redundancy: how to bounce back and come out fighting when you lose your job – with Tina Neve of Human Decisions

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Redundancy can be one of the scariest parts of your professional life, but it also has the potential to be a positive experience that you can come out of stronger than before. Career coach and counsellor Tina Neve explains the legal framework around redundancies in the UK, the rights you have as an employee and how to communicate during redundancy negotiations to get the best exit package possible. She talks about common traps you should avoid when going through redundancy, how you can turn redundancy into a positive part of your career and how to respond to employers asking why you were made redundant. (more…)
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Episode 143: Turning failure into success – with Emily Sander of Next Level Coaching

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Everyone knows we learn from our mistakes, but when you make a mistake it can be difficult to put this into practice and it’s all too easy to fall into the trap of seeing yourself as a failure. Founder of Next Level Coaching Emily Sander explains how we can turn failure into success, develop a positive mindset, and keep ourselves anchored during hard times.She talks about what leads people to think of themselves as a failure, how best to respond to situations that make you feel like a failure and the importance of defining what success looks like for you. (more…)
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Episode 142: Relationships and careers: how to talk to your partner about career change – with Executive Coach Yosef Lynn

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Changing careers can be exciting but it’s important to remember that it can also be scary and unsettling for your loved ones. Executive coach Yosef Lynn talks in this episode about the best ways to discuss a potential career change with your partner and how to address any feelings of fear or insecurity your partner may have.  He explains the ways work and home life are inevitably intertwined, the importance of communication and how you can prevent change from putting a strain on your relationship. (more…)
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Episode 141: How to make big career decisions – with Lindsay Gordon of A Life of Options

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Changing jobs is one of the five most stressful things you can do in your life, so how do you make sure you’re making the right decision and stop worrying that you’re making a mistake? Lindsay Gordon is an award-winning career coach who works with senior leaders that are evaluating a possible career change and want to make a clear and confident decision about their next steps so they can move forward with purpose. She explains how to foster the right mindset when making a decision, how to know if you’re ready to make a career-changing decision, and what to do if you think you’ve made the wrong decision. (more…)
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Episode 140: How to discover and use your natural talents – with Steven Rudolph of Multiple Natures International

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Everyone has natural talents and abilities but how do you identify what these are and make sure you’re using them in your day-to-day life? Steven Rudolph is a coach and founder and CEO of Multiple Natures International.  He explains how to find out what your natural talents and abilities are, focus on work that you both enjoy and are good at and escape the societal expectations that don’t serve you. (more…)
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