Bossing It
From lifestyle blogging to educating a global network of paying members with Vix Meldrew

From lifestyle blogging to educating a global network of paying members with Vix Meldrew

October 26, 2021

Our guest this week is Vix Meldrew, an ex-primary school teacher, turned online educator specialising in teaching thousands of people across the world how to build their brands online and turn their audiences into raving fans, clients and customers. After leaving teaching in 2018 to go go full time as a lifestyle content creator, Vix's community turned to her for her no bs and straight talking advice on growing their platforms and services, from there she launched Grow & Glow in 2019, a membership community for anyone looking to upskill their content and marketing game whilst growing the confidence to show up online. 

In this episode Vix shares with us how she turned her side hustle passion project into a full time gig, launching a successful online membership and learning platform and how growing a support network around her has been pivotal for the success of Grow and Glow,

We talk about the importance of transparency, how to implement boundaries when juggling an online platform and thriving community and the key attributes to a successful business. 

 

Find out more about and with Vix Meldrew

  • Web: https://www.growwithvix.com/
  • IG: https://www.instagram.com/growwithvix/?hl=es
  • Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/vix-meldrew-59b341123/?originalSubdomain=uk

 

Resources

To find out more about this podcast and to nominate a guest visit www.foundflourish.co.uk/podcast.

 

Join the conversation using #bossingitpod and tagging us @foundflourish on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin.

 

More about Found & Flourish

Found and Flourish is a growing network, online membership, media & events platform, aimed at empowering the next generation of entrepreneurial women and impact driven change-makers to launch, grow and scale their businesses. Join us by visiting www.foundflourish.co.uk.

 

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Lara Sheldrake

Coni Longden-Jefferson

Changing the narrative around confidence with Lauren Currie OBE

Changing the narrative around confidence with Lauren Currie OBE

October 19, 2021

This week's guest is: Lauren Currie OBE She is the Founder of UPFRONT; on a mission to change confidence and support one million women by 2023. Lauren is a Trustee of the Design Council and Pregnant Then Screwed. In 2017, Lauren was awarded an OBE for her services to design and diversity. 

 

As someone who runs a community for women, I see confidence (or lack thereof) coming up often as a reason why women don’t follow through on incredible ideas and well thought out plans, I also see oppression within our system every day and so wanted to find out from Lauren how she has learned to challenge the way we live and function within a society that is not built to support women. 

 

In this episode we cover:

  • Design and it’s part in entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Systemic oppression and how the system is broken
  • How we can use our position or privilege to create positive change 
  • Why getting it wrong is inevitable
  • Activism in business
  • We explore the concept of rest and capitalism 
  • How to take action with confidence 

 

We hope you enjoy!

Find out more about and with Lauren Currie

 

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More about Found & Flourish

Found and Flourish is a growing network, online membership, media & events platform, aimed at empowering the next generation of entrepreneurial women and impact driven change-makers to launch, grow and scale their businesses. Join us by visiting www.foundflourish.co.uk.

 

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Lara Sheldrake

Coni Longden-Jefferson

From finance to entrepreneurship whilst juggling a young family with Emilie Bellet

From finance to entrepreneurship whilst juggling a young family with Emilie Bellet

October 12, 2021

Our guest this week is Emilie Bellet who is the founder and CEO of Vestpod, the author of Amazon bestseller You’re Not Broke, You’re Pre-Rich and host of The Wallet podcast. Formerly working in private equity, Emilie launched Vestpod to change the conversation about money and empower women financially. Emilie started her career in private equity banking and through reflecting on her years working in finance, realized she was not saving or investing enough and could not find the support to do so. She then decided to launch Vestpod for women - as a way to provide education and a community for women to start breaking the taboo around money. Vestpod is a digital platform with a popular weekly newsletter as well as personal finance workshops and networking events. 

Emilie frequently organises finance talks for corporates and has been speaking at events (AllBright, Ellevate, Harper’s Bazaar Summit,...) and book festivals (Edinburgh, Cheltenham, Birmingham). Emilie also co-authored The WealthTech Book and has been included in the FinTech Powerlist 2019 ("Rising Stars") and is a finalist in the 2018 Women in Finance Awards (“Disruptor of the year”).

Emilie is a columnist for i Paper, and has been featured in the likes of Financial Times, Forbes, BBC News, Financial Times, Vogue, Glamour, Refinery29, Stylist, Sheerluxe, Monocle and Courier Magazine to name a few.

In this episode Emilie shares her journey from finance to entrepreneurship whilst also juggling little people. We talk about work life balance, building a business organically and the challenges that come with being a working mother in the entrepreneurial space. Emilie shares how she built Vestpod and why she built it for women specifically, she talks about why it’s so important we understand our relationship with money as well as practical tips for those looking to get out of debt, save for a rainy day and invest for their future.

We hope you enjoy.

 

Find out more about and with Emilie Bellet

  • Web:  https://www.vestpod.com/
  • IG: https://www.instagram.com/vestpod/
  • Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ebellet/?originalSubdomain=uk
  • Podcast: https://www.vestpod.com/podcast 

Resources

Hargreaves and Lansdown app

Boring Money

You’re not broke you're Pre-rich

How to Save It by Bola Sol

Let’s talk money by Monika Halan 

 

To find out more about this podcast and to nominate a guest visit www.foundflourish.co.uk/podcast.

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More about Found & Flourish

Found and Flourish is a growing network, online membership, media & events platform, aimed at empowering the next generation of entrepreneurial women and impact driven change-makers to launch, grow and scale their businesses. Join us by visiting www.foundflourish.co.uk.

 

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Coni Longden-Jefferson

Motivational tips for self-love and fearless confidence with Tiwa Ogunlesi

Motivational tips for self-love and fearless confidence with Tiwa Ogunlesi

October 5, 2021

Our guest this week is Tiwalola Ogunlesi,  a globally recognised coach specialising in positive psychology, Master Neuro-linguistic Practitioner, international speaker and the founder of Confident and Killing It. Confident and Killing It is a purpose driven organisation and community that wakes women up to their worth so they can be confident, unstoppable and dare to live the life they truly desire.

Through engaging workshops, coaching sessions and podcasts, Tiwalola equips women with the tools they need to overcome fear and self-doubt, programme their minds for success and take action in life.

Since starting in 2018 she's upskilled over 3000 women in London, NYC, Lagos and delivered engaging experiences for brands/organisations such as Google, Facebook, The Times,  Deloitte, Morgan Stanley, UN Women UK, The Wing,  Beautystack and The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy. 

Find out more about and connect with Tiwalola Ogunlesi

Resources

To find out more about this podcast and to nominate a guest visit www.foundflourish.co.uk/podcast.

Join the conversation using #bossingitpod and tagging us @foundflourish on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin.

More about Found & Flourish

Found and Flourish is a growing network, online membership, media & events platform, aimed at empowering the next generation of entrepreneurial women and impact driven change-makers to launch, grow and scale their businesses. Join us by visiting www.foundflourish.co.uk.

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Lara Sheldrake

Coni Longden-Jefferson

 

Season 2 Trailer

Season 2 Trailer

October 5, 2021

Hello and welcome to the Bossing it Podcast. This series will be exploring real life stories of women on a mission to build big brands and fulfilled lives. Each guest will share the ups and downs of growing their business and get real about the challenges life has thrown their way on the road to success. 

 

Every episode will be a new adventure, discovering a fresh outlook on life and business as well as the chance to get the scoop on these founders top tips to inspire you on your own mission of entrepreneurship

 
The weekly podcast for women in business is brought to you by Found & Flourish and hosted by business owners & entrepreneurs Lara Sheldrake and Coni Longden-Jefferson.
 
 
Don't forget to follow us @foundflourish across socials, subscribe to this podcast and rate us so others can discover us too.
 
To find out more about this podcast and to nominate a guest visit www.foundflourish.co.uk/podcast.
 
Join the conversation using #bossingitpod and tagging us @foundflourish on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin.

 

More about Found & Flourish

Found and Flourish is a growing network, online membership, media & events platform, aimed at empowering the next generation of entrepreneurial women and impact driven change-makers to launch, grow and scale their businesses. Join us by visiting www.foundflourish.co.uk.

 

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EP12 | #HOWSHEDIDIT Self-funding, Expensive Mistakes and Brand Licensing with Laura Lane, Founder of My Icon Story

EP12 | #HOWSHEDIDIT Self-funding, Expensive Mistakes and Brand Licensing with Laura Lane, Founder of My Icon Story

April 4, 2019

Our guest this week is Laura Lane, solo founder of My Icon Story. In this episode, Laura shares what’s she’s learned over the last few years, how she secured great press coverage and built her brand, protecting My Icon Story's online platform and why she has chosen to self-fund until now.

Find out more about My Icon Story

Connect with Laura Lane

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Found & Flourish is a network for kickass female founders, side hustlers and aspiring entrepreneurs. Join us by visiting www.foundflourish.co.uk.

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Frankie Cotton

Lara Sheldrake

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EP11 | #HOWSHEDIDIT PR Tips, Book Deals, Motherhood & Scaling a Small Business with Lucy Werner

EP11 | #HOWSHEDIDIT PR Tips, Book Deals, Motherhood & Scaling a Small Business with Lucy Werner

March 28, 2019

Our guest this week is Lucy Werner, founder of The Wern. Lucy shares her story of launching and scaling her PR agency, discovering she was pregnant and, as a result, pivoting the business strategy. Lucy also shares her top PR tips, how she won her book deal and finding success with her lifestyle business.

Find out more about Lucy Werner

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Found & Flourish is a network for kickass female founders, side hustlers and aspiring entrepreneurs. Join us by visiting www.foundflourish.co.uk.

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EP10 | Four Steps to Social Media Success

EP10 | Four Steps to Social Media Success

March 22, 2019

In this episode, we talk about how to manage social media for your business so it doesn’t take over your life. We share tools, tips and tricks for executing an effective social media strategy that we’ve accrued through our combined 20 years of experience in marketing and advertising.

We hope you enjoy!

Resources

To find out more about this podcast and to nominate a guest visit www.foundflourish.co.uk/podcast.

Join the conversation using #bossingitpod and tagging us @foundflourish on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin.

More about Found & Flourish

Found & Flourish is a network for kickass female founders, side hustlers and aspiring entrepreneurs. Join us by visiting www.foundflourish.co.uk.

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Frankie Cotton

Lara Sheldrake

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EP09 | How To Make Instagram Work For Your Business

EP09 | How To Make Instagram Work For Your Business

March 15, 2019

In this episode, we talk about how to have a strategic approach to Instagram, tips and tools for execution and we answer your Instagram conundrums. We also celebrate our feature in Apple podcasts 'Inspiring Women' collection and share the insights from our International Women's Day panel.

We hope you enjoy!

Resources

To find out more about this podcast and to nominate a guest visit www.foundflourish.co.uk/podcast.

Join the conversation using #bossingitpod and tagging us @foundflourish on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin.

More about Found & Flourish

Found & Flourish is a network for kickass female founders, side hustlers and aspiring entrepreneurs. Join us by visiting www.foundflourish.co.uk.

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Frankie Cotton

Lara Sheldrake

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EP08 | Tools and Techniques to Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking

EP08 | Tools and Techniques to Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking

February 28, 2019

In this episode, we discuss one of the world's biggest phobias; public speaking. We share our own experiences including the good, the bad and the ugly as well as offer a range of tools and techniques to help overcome your fear.

Resources

To find out more about this podcast and to nominate a guest visit www.foundflourish.co.uk/podcast.

Join the conversation using #bossingitpod and tagging us @foundflourish on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin.

More about Found & Flourish

Found & Flourish is a network for kickass female founders, side hustlers and aspiring entrepreneurs. Join us by visiting www.foundflourish.co.uk.

Connect With The Hosts

Frankie Cotton

Lara Sheldrake

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